Facebook has had the suggested tagging function for a while now, so it’s little wonder Google has hopped on board the tech train… except…
This user was clearly none too impressed with the automatic tagging algorithm picking up his friend’s face as a primate, not a human.
Erm, ya’ll done goofed, Google.
Luckily, Google’s Chief Social Architect (yes, that’s a legitimate job title now) Yonatan Zunger was right onto it:
Fortunately (?) the app wasn’t just being racist to one particular race – it was also apparently mistaking light skinned people as seals and dogs…
Okay, so in some cases the tags might feel appropriate. But as our mate Yonatan said, “This is 100% Not OK.”
Mayyyyyybe Google could consider taking programs beyond the beta phase before releasing them in future?