Metro- Google’s automatic image recognition software has apparently picked up photographs of two black friends, and marked them as subhuman.
New Yorker Jacky Alcine was going through his pictures when he noticed an album titled ‘Gorillas’.
But when he opened it up all he found were images of himself and a friend.
Ha! The old black person, gorilla mixup. What a classic. And by classic I mean it has been around since the days of slavery. Anything with that kind of shelf life has to be deemed a classic. Listen, I am not going to get into a debate of the legitimacy of this women looking like a monkey because I am a goddamn human being in 2015. However, if a computer automatically characterizes you as monkey, it might be time to make some life changes. Maybe throw on some makeup. Do your hair before you leave the house. This may be an utterly racist insult, but it's an insult made by an entity that doesn't know any better. The people responsible for the internet might be racist, but the internet itself isn't racist. Plus, I would think the black kid riding a bike with a book bag on the left and the black kids graduating on the right would more than makeup for the mistake. That dispels more stereotypes than it perpetuates if we are being completely honest. 66.66% favorable, two out of three ain't bad. That's even better than the Three Fifths Compromise.
In all seriousness though, I know saying that we are currently in a period of racial unrest is probably an understatement, but let's take it easy on technology. As far as the internet is concerned there is no such thing as discrimination, it hates everyone. Just scroll through Twitter for a few minutes. Hell, if I Google image some of my friends they might pop up as albino muskrats if you catch them from their bad side. Computers may have far more knowledge than any of us do, but they don't have the ability to irrationally hate someone for the color of their skin. That's a human 'quality'. How can we get mad at Google when the entirety of the NAACP has failed to identify Rachel Dolezal as a white woman for decades? Accidents happen. Maybe there are worse things than being compared to a gorilla. We are about one bad sequel away from them taking over the world. Plus, maybe it's not even a race thing...