People were astounded by what Google's stand-alone Photos app could do when it was first published in May 2015
analyze photographs to identify the people, locations, and things in them
At the time, this was a remarkable consumer product. But a few months after the product's launch,
Jacky Alciné, a software developer, learned that Google had mistakenly tagged images of him
Black friend as "gorillas," a phrase that is particularly hurtful since it evokes centuries-old racist stereotypes.
In response to the uproar, Google disabled its software's ability to classify anything in Photos
Google's response to the problem and compared its tools to those of its rivals, Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft.