Google Photos App Tagged Two Black Users As Gorilla! Here Is What Happened Next

By Vijaykumar Meti

Google has apologized after its new image recognition technology of Photos app tagged two black people as 'Gorillas'.

Google Apologizes After Photos App Tags Black People as Gorilla

The new Google Photos app was launched last month at the company's annual I/O 2015 developers conference. The app automatically tags uploaded images by its own image recognition software.

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The Photos app tagged two black people as "Gorillas", Jacky Acline twitted.

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

Google apologized and said it's tweaking its algorithms to fix the problem.

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Google's chief architect of social, Yonatan Zunger responded to Acline on Twitter, "Shessh. High on my list of bugs you never want to see happen. Shudder." "This is 100% Not OK", he added. Zunger also ensured that Google's Photos team was working on a fix.

Google Apologizes After Photos App Tags Black People as Gorilla

The Google Photos is an app as well as an online service that store and organize photos, videos that can be accessible across phone and tablet and even in web browser. Google Photos is available for Android and iOS devices as well as for Mac and Windows desktop.

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