Google fixed ‘racist algorithm’ by blocking gorillas from image recognition

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  • Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018

The silhouettes of attendees are seen at the Google Inc. booth during the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Electric and driverless cars will remain a big part of this year's CES, as makers of high-tech cameras, batteries, and AI software vie to climb into automakers' dashboards. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Google takes immense pride in showing off the advancements it has made in the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence. 

Its Google Photos is a great example where it offers advance image recognition-based filtering. But the photo service still seems to be archaic when it comes to sensitive issues such as racism. 

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