Earlier this week, when Google algorithm mistakenly called black people gorillas, they experienced a serious whirl of embarrassment as it labelled the couple as ‘Gorilla’ by creating into an album.
The automatic software channels recognition on spot based on facial characteristics such as auto recognition of cars will then be found if you type ‘cars’ you will be able to find them in the cars section. But it seems Google thinks black people as gorillas.
Google representatives said on Wednesday:
We’re appalled and genuinely sorry that this happened, we are taking immediate action to prevent this type of result from appearing.”
They took a week to acknowledge and to fix this miss-hap after @JackyAlcine pointed out in her post on twitter.
“Google Photos, y’all (messed) up,” Jacky Alcine said in a series of emphatic messages.
“My friend’s not a gorilla.”
This news went viral and was picked up by many other users as they started to express their disappointments over this issue.
Google released its overhauled photo app for smartphones in May, touting it as a major advancement in sorting, organising, and handling pictures.
Google engineer Yonatan Zunger put the blame for the labeling on the artificial intelligence software designed to let machines learn how to recognize places, people and objects in pictures.
“Sheesh,” Zunger said in the exchange of Twitter messages. “High on my list of bugs you never want to see happen.
Zunger told of problems such as not seeing faces in pictures at all, or even identifying some people as dogs.
Picture recognition has proven challenging for computers and numerous companies are working on programmes to improve identification.
“There is still clearly a lot of work to do with automatic image labeling, and we’re looking at how we can prevent these types of mistakes from happening in the future,” the Google representative said of the photo gaffe.