Friday, May 14, 2021

Google Apologizes for App that Calls Black People ‘Gorillas’

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*To say this is not what Google needs is an understatement.

The internet mammoth is in deep doo-doo because a new image-recognition program misfired badly this week by misidentifying two black people as gorillas! Yes, gorillas. You could say it’s a mortifying reminder that even the most intelligent machines still have lot to learn about human sensitivity.

According to NBC Washington, the blunder surfaced in a smartphone screen shot posted online Sunday by a New York man on his Twitter account, @jackyalcine. The images showed the recently released Google Photos app had sorted a picture of two black people into a category labeled as “gorillas.”

The rightfully pissed off accountholder used a profanity while expressing his dismay about the app likening his friend to an ape, a comparison widely regarded as a racial slur when applied to a black person.

“We’re appalled and genuinely sorry that this happened,” Google spokeswoman Katie Watson said. “We are taking immediate action to prevent this type of result from appearing.

Despite Google’s apology, the gaffe threatens to cast the Internet company in an unflattering light at a time when it and its Silicon Valley peers have already been fending off accusations of discriminatory hiring practices. Those perceptions have been fed by the composition of most technology companies’ workforces, which mostly consist of whites and Asians with a paltry few blacks and Hispanics sprinkled in.

You can find out MORE at NBC Washington.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Yuh know?, It’s always so fkn amaaaaazing, when companies with HELla “test groups” & time to reconsider, “green light” this racist offensive SHYT!!!, only to later “think” their so called “apology” will/COULD EVER “BE”!!!, perceived or REcieved as ANYthang….genuine. It merely COMPOUNDS the initial offense, & insults the intelligence of the people they later “claaaaaaaim” to GAD about, even though “THEY” are the ones who APPROVE the offensive ads/apps/statements/hiring tactics in the 1st fkn place!!!! All that to say?…..”FK Google AND Facebook”!!!! Hashtag?…”Boycott no.2″!

  2. Ps….& if this “new found sensitivity” really DID exist in these mofos?, then HTF could they even FATHOM making/approving this BS, in the 1st place??!!!! “Apology” my ass!!, they’re merely “gettin their bigotry/racism in”, & then pretending the reflection OF their racism, was a GD…”mistake”. (Side eye stare!) For….if the shyt ain’t “IN” you?, then it can’t POSsibly …come OUT “yo” ass! “BOOM”! GTFOHWTBS!

  3. I’m having trouble understanding how a machine is supposed to learn anything about human sensitivity, now matter how intelligent. It’s a machine. It’s not human. It doesn’t have the capacity to learn anything. It’s a machine that misidentified a human as gorilla. But, that’s not what worries me. It’s the fact that a grown man got upset and used profanity, while addressing an inanimate object. It’s a machine. It has no feelings. It’s really doesn’t give a rat’s ass what you say to it. Ok. I’m gonna’ stop snickering now.

  4. THE MACHINE WAS PROGRAMMED BY A RACIST WHITE A$$HOLE WHO PROVIDED THE MACHINE WITH CODED INSTRUCTIONS ITS WAS NO COMPUTER GLITCH IT’S THE SAME SILLY BITCH WHO PROGRAMMED THE GOOGLE MAP TO GO THE WHITE HOUSE WHEN YOU TYPE IN THE WORD NIGGER BITCH STOP ACTING LIKE YOU DONT KNOW WHAT’S UP!

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