Google’s solution to accidental algorithmic racism: ban gorillas

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Google’s solution to accidental algorithmic racism: ban gorillas

After Google was criticised in 2015 for an image-recognition algorithm that auto-tagged pictures of black people as “gorillas”, the company promised “immediate action” to prevent any repetition of the error. That action was simply to prevent Google Photos from ever labelling any image as a gorilla, chimpanzee, or monkey – even pictures of the primates themselves.

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