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Over the past few years, Google’s algorithm has been called out by users and software engineers who find certain elements of the search engine tinged with racism.
You may recall back in 2015 how the image recognition algorithms in Google Photos were classifying blacks as “gorillas.” Google said it was “appalled” at the mistake, and promised to fix the problem. But, as a follow-up report from Wired shows that nearly three years on and Google hasn’t really fixed anything.
There was also a time when if you did a Google image search for “Black Women” or “Black Men,” the results women be littered with blonde-haired, white faces.
Following the backlash, Google claimed it “fixed” these issues by restricting its AI recognition in various racial categories. Now, searching for “black man” or “black woman,” will often return pictures of people in black and white, sorted by gender but not race, per The Verge.
And it’s not just black folks and gorillas that Google finds challenging to differentiate. Black celebrities can’t catch a break either…. just ask Chaka Khan.
Last year, the iconic singer slammed Google for confusing her for a man, peep the image above.
As you can see, somebody at Google believes the late, great R&B legend, Nick Ashford (of Ashford & Simpson) and Chaka Khan are one in the same!
When Chaka caught word of this nonsense, she called out Google on Instagram, writing: “Dear @Google, WTF?!?! AND you putting my business all out in these streets??? Nick is giving you side eye from Heaven!”
Fans find the caucacity of Google hilarious, with one noting: “I guess they TRULY believe all black people look alike lol”.
Another observed: “After all this time you’d think they would fix that but they haven’t as of 4/2/2018.”
Peep a few more fan reactions below.
And peep Chaka’s response:
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Through the years with Luther Vandross [Photos]
28 photos Launch gallery
1. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - Season 4
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2. Luther Vandross brought more than a little bit of Las Vegas to 7;000 fans at Maple Leaf Gardens last
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3. Luther Vandross On Stage
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4. Luther Vandross On 'Oprah Winfrey'
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5. Little Richard And Luther Vandross
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6. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson - Season 28
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7. Luther Vandross Live In Concert
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8. Luther Vandross
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9. Luther Vandross
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10. Dionne Warwick Burt Bacharach Carole Bayer Sager And Luther Vandross
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11. Luther Vandross
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12. Luther Vandross
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13. Roberta Flack And Luther Vandross
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14. Singer Luther Vandross
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15. Luther Vandross Live at Westbury Music Fair
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16. 7th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards
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17. 33rd Annual Grammy Awards
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18. BET Awards
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19. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - Season 9
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20. Disney ABC Television Group Archive
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21. Disney ABC Television Group Archive
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22. Celine Dion, Luther Vandross And Little Richard Appear At A Gala for the President at Ford's Theatre
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23. Los Angeles Cityscapes and City Views
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24. Luther Vandross Honored Posthumously On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
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25. Foxy Brown, Luther Vandross 'O' Magazine launch party Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC April 12, 2000
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26. Clive Davis At Arista Grammy Party
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27. Luther Vandross Retro
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28. Gladys Knight, Luther Vandross Presenting On The 17th American Music Awards
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