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Google apologizes for it's new photo app mis-tagging photos of African Americans as "gorillas"

 
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Google was quick to respond over the weekend to a user after he tweeted that the new Google Photos app had mis-categorized a photo of him and his friend in an unfortunate and offensive way.

Jacky Alciné, a Brooklyn computer programmer of Haitian descent, tweeted a screenshot of Google's new Photos app showing that it had grouped pictures of him and a black female friend under the heading "Gorillas."

"Google Photos, y'all fucked up. My friend's not a gorilla," Alciné wrote.

About two hours later, Yonatan Zunger, whose title at Google is Chief Architect of Social, tweeted Alciné back, asking, "Can we have your permission to examine the data in your account in order to figure out how this happened?"

A couple hours after that, Zunger followed up to say that a fix was in the works.

@jackyalcine Thank you for telling us so quickly! Sheesh. High on my list of bugs you *never* want to see happen. ::shudder::


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lmao
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Time to ban artificial intelligence!
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I'm not entirely sure I believe this was an accident. Then again, I doubt pretty much everything at this point.
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I'm not entirely sure I believe this was an accident. Then again, I doubt pretty much everything at this point.
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Flickr also had a "glitch" in their software that did the same thing.
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I'm not entirely sure I believe this was an accident. Then again, I doubt pretty much everything at this point.
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Flickr also had a "glitch" in their software that did the same thing.
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What a coincidence.
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Artificial Intelligence is RACIST! Bane it.
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attorney general stench says a full DOJ investigation is under way!!--computers will now be labeled as a hate group!
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So basically google needed to know what in the browsing history of the user in combination with the photo triggered the connection to "gorilla"?

Still creeps me out.
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A computer did that. Must be racist.
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Mistake my foot. This is just more intentional fanning of the flames to ignite Albert Pikes final war in his blockbuster trilogy.
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Mistake my foot. This is just more intentional fanning of the flames to ignite Albert Pikes final war in his blockbuster trilogy.
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that's what i was thinking. perfectly timed.
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I'm not entirely sure I believe this was an accident. Then again, I doubt pretty much everything at this point.
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obamaTHIS

More fanning of the flames of course....sheesh.
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I'm not entirely sure I believe this was an accident. Then again, I doubt pretty much everything at this point.
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in the same boat as you sister
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I'm not entirely sure I believe this was an accident. Then again, I doubt pretty much everything at this point.
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:obamaTHIS:

More fanning of the flames of course....sheesh.
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And really, if that was your friend being labeled as a gorilla (LOL, I'm sorry), would you call even more attention to it by posting about it publicly (and state that it only happened with pictures of 'her') or would you contact Google privately? Wouldn't Google also respond with something a little more professional than "Sheesh. High on my list of bugs you *never* want to see happen. ::shudder:: ?"
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I'm not entirely sure I believe this was an accident. Then again, I doubt pretty much everything at this point.
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obamaTHIS

More fanning of the flames of course....sheesh.
 Quoting: ShillShank Reduction


And really, if that was your friend being labeled as a gorilla (LOL, I'm sorry), would you call even more attention to it by posting about it publicly (and state that it only happened with pictures of 'her') or would you contact Google privately? Wouldn't Google also respond with something a little more professional than "Sheesh. High on my list of bugs you *never* want to see happen. ::shudder:: ?"
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Right?!?!? how embarassing
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That video cracks me up every time!
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I'm not entirely sure I believe this was an accident. Then again, I doubt pretty much everything at this point.
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:obamaTHIS:

More fanning of the flames of course....sheesh.
 Quoting: ShillShank Reduction


And really, if that was your friend being labeled as a gorilla (LOL, I'm sorry), would you call even more attention to it by posting about it publicly (and state that it only happened with pictures of 'her') or would you contact Google privately? Wouldn't Google also respond with something a little more professional than "Sheesh. High on my list of bugs you *never* want to see happen. ::shudder:: ?"
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Right?!?!? how embarassing
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Once again, they think we're beyond stupid!





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