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.