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The Perils of Automation: Google Photos and Racist Labels

The Perils of Automation: Google Photos and Racist Labels

A Google engineer has issued an apology after an automated Google Photos app labeled a photo of two black people as containing “gorillas.” The issues began when Jacky Alciné found that pictures he had uploaded to the app consistently mislabeled him and his friend. He tweeted the issue at Google and, to their credit, Google’s chief social architect Yonatan Zunger responded quickly with an apology.

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