Google is yet again coming under fire for a racially-charged glitch in one of their newest additions.
The technology giant launched a new image recognition program that automatically labels people or objects present in photos but the technological savvy of the program is apparently not without prejudice as a one Twitter user posted a screenshot of the program identifying two black people as “gorillas.”
Google has since responded to the incident, apologizing for the mishap and insisting that it won’t happen again. “We’re appalled and genuinely sorry that this happened,” Google spokeswoman Katie Watson said in a statement. “We are taking immediate action to prevent this type of result from appearing.”
Earlier this year, Google made headlines for a similarly offensive mix up when a search of “N**** House” on Google maps brought up the White House.
Google’s New Image Recognition App “Accidentally” Identifies Black People As Gorillas was originally published on theurbandaily.com