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Hello Google, I Am Dark Skinned, Not A Gorilla: Google Photo App Tags Black People As Gorillas

I really don’t know what to say about this, probably leave the job to you all and just tell you the gist. 
The new Google photo app has been doing quite well on the play store and one good thing about the app is its amazing search algorithm that has the ability to tag an item in the picture, this can be really helpful when you are searching for a specific picture in your picture folder, for example, when you type graduation you get to see all the graduation pictures you have. Let’s say you type in Gorillas, what pictures fall under this category? 
You might find it very insulting that the Google photo app tags black people as gorillas, this was brought to the attention of the media when a certain Jacky Alcine shared his tag results via Twitter where the Google photo apps tagged his dark skinned girlfriend as a Gorilla
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In my opinion, this is definitely one of the most embarrassing bugs by Google. The chief social architect at Google quickly issued an apology for the mistake. Mr Zunger said Google had already taken steps to avoid others experiencing a similar mistake. He added it was “also working on longer-term fixes around both linguistics and image recognition itself”
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In My Name Is Khan style, Hello Google, I am Dark Skinned and not a Gorilla 
Don’t you think they should make a public apology specifically to the dark skinned people of the world?


20 comments on “Hello Google, I Am Dark Skinned, Not A Gorilla: Google Photo App Tags Black People As Gorillas

  1. vjsmiles says:

    But she resembles a gorilla really 😀

  2. vjsmiles says:

    And i am sure those developers are racist..
    Damn…blacks have suffered 🙁

    1. Yomi says:

      Meaning you are equally a gorrilla.

  3. DY says:

    LOL! Can’t stop laughing 😀 😀

    1. titi says:

      It is not a laughing matter DY I think Google really needs to apologize to the black community

  4. DY says:

    Yeahyeahyeah yeah. But it’s funny na… 🙂

  5. vjsmiles says:

    You couldn’t decipher common SARCASM..
    Now swerve real fast…

  6. Ige Ebima says:

    A racist is a Racist anytime any day,but its good to know they already offered apology to that efect

    1. titi says:

      Apologies don’t count jire, these guys have a habit of constantly trampling on blacks

    2. Sir Stevoe says:

      Gbam. But of what use is the apology, really? It was all a premeditated action, including the supposed apology. Like you said, a racist will remain a racist. Too bad!

  7. Benjibabs says:

    Why am I not surprised? A few weeks back, Google map tagged the White House as N*gger House. Hhhhhhmmmm!

      1. Benjibabs says:

        Yup! It was all over the news. You stick in “N*gger house” into google map, it takes you straight to the White House. Google apologized, but as usual passed the bulk to unscrupulous map users.

  8. Gadget says:

    Funny, but them too are white monkeys

  9. titi says:

    Hello Google, My name is TITI and I am not a Gorilla

  10. SweetSusie says:

    Hello Google I am partially dark sinned and I am not a Gorilla.

    1. Sir Stevoe says:

      Really? Ahh okay…

    2. Gadget says:

      if they call you gorilla, call them white monkey, they will up

      1. Sir Stevoe says:

        Lol bug two wrongs won’t make a right you know

  11. Sir Stevoe says:

    Google you heard!!

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