Google Photos identified 2 black people as 'gorillas'

Google Says Sorry For Racist Auto-Tag in Photo App

Google Photos sophisticated recognition software might not be so sophisticated after all.

The algorithm is supposed to recognize not only humans, but also categories of images and their content such as landscape, food, animals, locations and so on.

This sounds all great, until this happened.

While Brooklyn resident Jacky Alciné was using the photo app to browse among the photos that got categorized in skyscrapers, cars, airplanes, bikes and graduation, he noticed that photos of him and his friend got labeled under the category "Gorillas."

Not long after, Yonatan Zunger, Google's chief social architect jumped in the Twitter conversation, admitting the mistake was unacceptable:

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