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Friday, June 08, 2018

That awkward reality

It always catches up to SJWs, sooner or later.
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.”

More than two years later, one of those fixes is erasing gorillas, and some other primates, from the service’s lexicon. The awkward workaround illustrates the difficulties Google and other tech companies face in advancing image-recognition technology, which the companies hope to use in self-driving cars, personal assistants, and other products.

WIRED tested Google Photos using a collection of 40,000 images well-stocked with animals. It performed impressively at finding many creatures, including pandas and poodles. But the service reported “no results” for the search terms “gorilla,” “chimp,” “chimpanzee,” and “monkey.”

In a third test attempting to assess Google Photos’ view of people, WIRED also uploaded a collection of more than 10,000 images used in facial-recognition research. The search term “African american” turned up only an image of grazing antelope. Typing “black man,” “black woman,” or “black person,” caused Google’s system to return black-and-white images of people, correctly sorted by gender, but not filtered by race. The only search terms with results that appeared to select for people with darker skin tones were “afro” and “African,” although results were mixed.

A Google spokesperson confirmed that “gorilla” was censored from searches and image tags after the 2015 incident, and that “chimp,” “chimpanzee,” and “monkey” are also blocked today. “Image labeling technology is still early and unfortunately it’s nowhere near perfect,” the spokesperson wrote in an email.
Google also can't tell the difference between black people and white people. This is the first image result for "white couple". The second is literally entitled "Black And White Couple Stock Photo."

And this is the third. Wowjustwow, Google clearly still has a long way to go!

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36 Comments:

Blogger Sim1776 June 08, 2018 5:38 AM  

No agenda there, it's all in the code...

Pull the other one, Google. At least duckduckgo gives a couple different images before the miscegenation imaging begins.

Blogger Rick June 08, 2018 6:05 AM  

Congratulations Google, your AI can’t do what a two year old can do instinctively.
But then again, you taught your monster to be stupid.

Blogger Cecil Henry June 08, 2018 6:14 AM  

Its like there's an anti-White agenda at Google.

Nah couldn't be. That's so last year, right?

Blogger Daniel Paul Grech Pereira June 08, 2018 6:24 AM  

"The search term “African american” turned up only an image of grazing antelope."

That is just fantastic. AI is going to be fun.

Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein June 08, 2018 6:32 AM  

Daniel Paul Grech Pereira wrote:"The search term “African american” turned up only an image of grazing antelope."

That is just fantastic. AI is going to be fun.


A Brave Gnu World!

*I'll show myself out.*

Blogger Long Live The West June 08, 2018 6:50 AM  

Consider me shocked that while half the 'white couple' pictures were mixed race couples, my search for 'asian' and 'black' couples came up with a list of pictures with no diversity... No agenda, clearly.

Blogger Pierre Truc June 08, 2018 6:53 AM  

The terms "dindu nuffin" or "dindu" seems to return correct results in Google Image Search...

However, something seems off with the image results when using "criminal", "burglar" or "inmate"...

Blogger Michael Maier June 08, 2018 6:56 AM  

I am so sick of black folks. And I hate you, Vox. I never noticed how many mixed couples were in commercials until you pointed it out.

Now I want to throw things through the screen whenever I see one.

Blogger Bob June 08, 2018 7:06 AM  

"Wowjustwow, Google clearly still has a long way to go!"

So do some white girls.

Blogger JACIII June 08, 2018 7:09 AM  

So.... Google has a face recognition AI good enough to distinguish between individuals, but it can't tell a African from a monkey. I say this is confirmation Google's AI passed the Turing test.

The CogDis in that project group must be fascinating to see. Get a neurologist into that room, STAT!

Blogger Harambe June 08, 2018 7:15 AM  

This is their official story. However it is pretty clear to any intelligent liberal progressive such as myself that Google is simply trying to whitewash their search results. I bet if you typed in "where do blacks belong", all the images would be cotton plantations.

Google AI is short for Google Apartheid Intelligence

Blogger Cecil Henry June 08, 2018 7:20 AM  

@6: It is never 'race mixing', its White mixing. Because White is unique.



It is genocide aimed at whites and everybody, at some level, knows it.

Blogger FrankNorman June 08, 2018 7:36 AM  

11. Harambe June 08, 2018 7:15 AM
I bet if you typed in "where do blacks belong", all the images would be cotton plantations.


Why don't you actually try it?

I also looked up images of gorillas, no problem.

Blogger tz June 08, 2018 7:57 AM  

Adds new meaning to "chimp out"

Blogger Duke Norfolk June 08, 2018 8:06 AM  

Absolutely hilarious. Comedy gold.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 08, 2018 8:24 AM  

Best timeline reaffirmed.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 08, 2018 8:28 AM  

So much for the days when tech would be released sans Depends for your feelings.

You know, so people could actually learn how the tech worked and how best to work with it.

Blogger Argus Bacchus June 08, 2018 8:43 AM  

Apparently that third picture was taken when Michelle Obama met her mother-in-law for the first time.

Nicely done, Vox.

Blogger Joseph Maroney June 08, 2018 8:46 AM  

Working as intended

Blogger English Tom June 08, 2018 8:59 AM  

Gorillas in the missed!

Blogger Harambe June 08, 2018 9:00 AM  

FrankNorman wrote:11. Harambe June 08, 2018 7:15 AM

I bet if you typed in "where do blacks belong", all the images would be cotton plantations.


Why don't you actually try it?

I also looked up images of gorillas, no problem.


You're awesome. You should totally fuck my sister.

Blogger Gordon Scott June 08, 2018 9:03 AM  

The second picture should be under "white woman, gay black bestie."

Blogger Cloudbuster June 08, 2018 9:26 AM  

I've noticed before that the results of "white couple" are so drastically skewed to biracial couples that I attribute it to malevolence, not incompetence.

Blogger Brick Hardslab June 08, 2018 9:59 AM  

Kind of puts the whole idea a computer can pick gay face consistently to bed.

Sure driving my car any day now.

Blogger NO GOOGLES June 08, 2018 10:02 AM  

It's even worse than Google not being able to tell white and black people apart. Google literally can't get its algorithm to stop labeling black people as literal gorillas.

Best. Timeline.

Blogger Dirk Manly June 08, 2018 10:51 AM  

@8

"I am so sick of black folks. And I hate you, Vox. I never noticed how many mixed couples were in commercials until you pointed it out.

Now I want to throw things through the screen whenever I see one."

Don't be mad at Vox.
Be mad at the (((advertising agencies))).

Blogger justaguy June 08, 2018 11:01 AM  

And people still think that AI is just around the corner as opposed to expert systems.

Blogger John M. June 08, 2018 11:51 AM  

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Blogger Jeroth June 08, 2018 11:52 AM  

The google image search is different than google photos. Image search also uses information not in the image to help the search. Google photos, on the other hand, is 100% image recognition.

Blogger Jack Amok June 08, 2018 12:05 PM  

"The search term “African american” turned up only an image of grazing antelope."

That is just fantastic. AI is going to be fun.


Google's AI is a true Generation Zyklon, sarcastic as hell.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 08, 2018 12:08 PM  

"And people still think that AI is just around the corner as opposed to expert systems."

They still lego-brick genetic engineering is just around the corner too. Same with FTL travel or some kind of warp drive. A lot of people still believe some variety of socialism is a good idea and will work this time.

False religions have their false gods, and their false gods consistently fail them.

Blogger JohnofAustria June 08, 2018 12:25 PM  

It's amazing that they are going miles wide to avoid the most obvious conclusion:black people share enough common markers with great apes that they really do look similar.

Which is also the real reason why an ape remark about a black person is more offensive than about a white or asian, you can look at see the similarities. But since that verifiable reason is taboo and hurts their narrative, they go with "racist history" and "power structures" stuff.

Blogger Robert What? June 08, 2018 6:29 PM  

How about a Terminator movie with a SJW converged SkyNet? How would that play itself out?

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey June 09, 2018 12:02 AM  

@Azure Amaranthine
"And people still think that AI is just around the corner as opposed to expert systems."

They still lego-brick genetic engineering is just around the corner too.


Even the name is misleading; implying that tweaking a process of functional self-assembly that starts with a single cell is essentially the same concept as designing a machine to be assembled by external actors using interchangeable parts. It's not.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 09, 2018 12:21 AM  

It's not even genetic modification.

I'd say it's more like hitting a complex machine with a hammer to see how you can change it, but that will be Crispr.

What we do now is more like dropping that machine off a rooftop.

Blogger FrankNorman June 09, 2018 2:43 AM  

23. Cloudbuster June 08, 2018 9:26 AM

I've noticed before that the results of "white couple" are so drastically skewed to biracial couples that I attribute it to malevolence, not incompetence.


It's as if they are not-so-secretly thinking to themselves "Oh, you say you're not racist, white man? Well then we're going to shove images of black people in your face until you are absolutely sick of the sight of them and don't want to see any more black people, and we can then gleefully denounce you as racist!"

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