Google Has Issued An Apology After Google Photos Labels Black People “Gorillas”

Google Has Issued An Apology After Google Photos Labels Black People “Gorillas”

Google has sent out a huge public apology after Google Photos accidentally labelled a picture of two black people as being “gorillas”.

ERIN MARY Doyle
Posted by ERIN MARY Doyle

Google photos, which launched in May, automatically tags uploaded pictures using its own artificial intelligence software. The mistakes was founded by Jacky Alcine, a US computer programmer, who was pretty pissed off:

Google clearly has pooped its pants a little bit. Yonaton Zunger, chief architect of social at Google, sent 14 tweets in reply to Alcine’s problem. Giving Alcine, and Twitter followers, a constant update with the progress:

A Google spokesperson told the BBC: “We’re appalled and genuinely sorry that this happened. We’re taking immediate action to prevent this type of result from appearing.

There is still clearly a lot of work to do with automatic image labelling, and we’re looking at how we can prevent these types of mistakes from happening in the future.”