WHEN IT COMES TO GORILLAS, GOOGLE PHOTOS REMAINS BLIND

· Tom SimoniteTom Simonite

When It Comes to Gorillas, Google Photos Remains Blind

In WIRED’s tests, Google Photos did identify some primates, but no gorillas like this one were to be found.

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In 2015, a black software developer embarrassed Google by tweeting that the company’s Photos service had labeled photos of him with a black friend as “gorillas.” Google declared itself “appalled and genuinely sorry.” An engineer who became the public face of the clean-up operation said the label gorilla would no longer be applied to groups of images, and that Google was “working on longer-term fixes.”…