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Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by Amaechi5(m): 8:41am On Jul 02, 2015
Google came under fire this week after its new Photos app categorized photos in one of the most racist ways possible. On June 28th, computer programmer Jacky Alciné found that the feature kept tagging pictures of him and his girlfriend as "gorillas." He tweeted at Google asking what kind of sample images the company had used that would allow such a terrible mistake to happen.

Google came under fire this week after its new Photos app categorized photos in one of the most racist ways possible. On June 28th, computer programmer Jacky Alciné found that the feature kept tagging pictures of him and his girlfriend as "gorillas." He tweeted at Google asking what kind of sample images the company had used that would allow such a terrible mistake to happen.

Google’s chief social architect Yonatan Zunger responded quickly, apologizing for the feature.
As part of the new Photos app, users’ photos can be tagged and arranged automatically based on objects in the photos. For instance, pictures of skyscrapers are all arranged in an album appropriately labeled "skyscrapers." The tag feature learns as it receives more data, refining its method for recognizing and categorizing objects. The feature is flawed, but categorization isn’t the only step in photography that companies have had trouble with.

For years, Kodak used a coating on its film that favored Caucasian skin tones, making it more difficult to shoot darker skin. Nikon and other consumer camera companies have also had a history of showing bias to white faces with their facial recognition software. Zunger says that Google has had similar issues with facial recognition due to inadequate analysis of skin tones and lighting. "We used to have a problem with people (of all races) being tagged as dogs," Zunger says.

Google attempted to fix the algorithm, but ultimately removed the gorilla label altogether. Zunger noted that the company is working on longer-term fixes that revolve around which labels could be problematic and better recognition of dark-skinned faces.

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Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by Nobody: 8:42am On Jul 02, 2015
cheesy cheesy cheesy

Wow!!! Na me gan gan be FTC..........




I'm dedicating this plot of land to all my fellow 'Negros'. They need to know, that black is life, black is the best. Without we the Negros, who are they?

This is barbaric and unethical!
So Google can also be caught in the act of racism. They need to be sue for that act, it's a treason to black race.


I rep black!

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Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by leuelliot(m): 8:42am On Jul 02, 2015
Racist people now Racist Software..

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Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by nerodenero: 8:45am On Jul 02, 2015
Why always black?

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Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by timilehing(m): 9:19am On Jul 02, 2015
Black na their wahala

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Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by Lilyomi(f): 9:24am On Jul 02, 2015
Smh . Is it wrong to b a black?

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Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by Youngpo413: 9:44am On Jul 02, 2015
leuelliot:
Racist people now Racist Software..
lol

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Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by dasphinx1(m): 9:46am On Jul 02, 2015
Never been a fan of that app anyways but this is sooooo not cool.....from racial bants to racist softwares.....Kodak sef no try sha. No be them fault..... lipsrsealed

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Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by Warlord3000(m): 9:49am On Jul 02, 2015
OMG.... Like WTF shocked

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Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by stiles009(m): 12:25pm On Jul 02, 2015
Every pon intended.
Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by iyke926(m): 12:46pm On Jul 02, 2015
Racists
Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by kazzonline: 12:47pm On Jul 02, 2015
timilehing:
Black na their wahala

If you had any bit of dignity,am sure you would feel bad if someone calls you a gorrila,not to talk of a uselezs photo app,if it was wahala as u called it,google engineers wudnt hav apologised

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Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by psyqs(m): 1:20pm On Jul 02, 2015
shuu angry
Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by Topman0001(m): 1:54pm On Jul 02, 2015
The woman named gorilla is someones mother and a sweetheart to the spouse_ its terrible... Thank God u appologized.
Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by DBlackCeazer(m): 1:56pm On Jul 02, 2015
Funny ish.
Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by Ruq: 2:14pm On Jul 02, 2015
Looool even technology dey discriminate. Maybe e think say dem be G-Unit member.

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Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by calabaman(m): 4:12pm On Jul 02, 2015
annoying
Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by Oseite: 5:33pm On Jul 02, 2015
kazzonline:


If you had any bit of dignity,am sure you would feel bad if someone calls you a gorrila,not to talk of a uselezs photo app,if it was wahala as u called it,google engineers wudnt hav apologised
Why should I care if someone calls me a gorilla, when I know I am not. As far as I am concerned only someone who is disabled, deaf, dumb, blind, et al should be upset if he or she is in anyway insulted, because they had their way they would be able. If someone insults me because of my skin tone, as far I as I am concerned he or she is just being silly, and I won't feel bad. The only reason to feel bad is IF I WISHED I WAS WHITE, which I don't. If the tin pain you too much insult the guy back, pure and simple

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Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by adegwurulez(m): 7:46pm On Jul 02, 2015
Seems like there is a special incentive or social welfare package for whites who racially abuse blacks... I really dont understand it.

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Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by SELENAqueensy(f): 7:57pm On Jul 02, 2015
Doesn't bother me

Am black, and am proud

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Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by dominique(f): 9:19pm On Jul 02, 2015
I don't know why but I'm finding this so funny grin

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Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by espn(m): 9:24pm On Jul 02, 2015
That was done with d intent to tag blacks as m and make us feel stupi.d
Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by Amaechi5(m): 9:43pm On Jul 02, 2015
dominique:
I don't know why but I'm finding this so funny grin
I no go lie I laughed too, don't know why i wasn't angry at all. Maybe am being stupid or what.

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Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by Nobody: 9:51pm On Jul 02, 2015
To me I feel its deliberate,it was intentional done to insult blacks.
I see no correlation between us,and a typical gorilla.
Either way,am black and proud.

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Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by gidjah(m): 10:05pm On Jul 02, 2015
we've got some handful of gorillas who are more brilliant , Godly and well cultured with good manners Than the so called white supremacists , I am one of such.well cultured ,mannered and with good sense of morals than the average mr white skin.So I do not csre what sny one terms me. I care more about what God my Creator says about me

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Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by Femistico(m): 11:06pm On Jul 02, 2015
so human being is not different from gorillas abi? u deliberately did it..no excuse

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Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by Asito(m): 12:10am On Jul 03, 2015
Oseite:

Why should I care if someone calls me a gorilla, when I know I am not. As far as I am concerned only someone who is disabled, deaf, dumb, blind, et al should be upset if he or she is in anyway insulted, because they had their way they would be able. If someone insults me because of my skin tone, as far I as I am concerned he or she is just being silly, and I won't feel bad. The only reason to feel bad is IF I WISHED I WAS WHITE, which I don't. If the tin pain you too much insult the guy back, pure and simple
someone feed this gorilla, he's hungry.

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Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by kazzonline: 1:36am On Jul 03, 2015
Asito:
someone feed this gorilla, he's hungry.

Infact he is very hungry,thats to show you he doesnt appreciate him self,yarning rubbish and feeling he is making sense,i choose to ignore him cos dia is no point stating out a fact to a man who is happy been called a gorilla,he is truely a lower animal

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Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by CrazyScientist: 1:41am On Jul 03, 2015
Picturing them and a gorilla in my mind...
Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by modskiller(m): 3:40am On Jul 03, 2015
Google no go kill person
Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by anodaBanDotCom: 3:50am On Jul 03, 2015
now you see the effect of pouting lips. I guess the TCP router mistake the image bits for G category...

Is good Google apologise tho

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Re: Google Engineer Apologizes After Photos App Tags Two Black People As Gorillas by Nobody: 3:50am On Jul 03, 2015
RACISM IN GOOGLE??

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