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Google apologizes after report of photo app tagging black people as 'gorillas'
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:48 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, July 03, 2015 10:28 AM EDT
NEW YORK -- Google is apologizing after reports surfaced that an automatic image-recognition feature in its Photos application was identifying images of some black people as "gorillas."
A New York man posted a picture of himself and a female friend on Twitter (external - login to view) earlier this week, showing that the Google image software had tagged both of them as "gorillas," which is sometimes used as a racial slur.
Google says it's "appalled and genuinely sorry" for what happened with the image-recognition feature. It says it's taking immediate action to stop those kinds of results from appearing again.
Google apologizes after report of photo app tagging black people as 'gorillas' |