Facebook apologizes after AI labels black man’s video as ‘primates’
Facebook has apologized after AI labeled the video of black people as ‘primates’. The notification came after a New York Times user asked to watch a video of “primates” while watching a video of black people.
Facebook has apologized for such an ‘unacceptable error’. Facebook has also disabled the Recommendation feature. The company has also stated that the app understands that the AI still needs to be modified. This is not the first time that gender and caste discrimination has taken place in AI.
Facial recognition technology was often found to err in identifying women and other characters. It was this misidentification that led to the arrest of two innocent black people.
In 2015, Google Photos tagged black people as gorillas, and to remove this, Google censored the word ‘gorilla’. Facebook has hired professionals to better label different colored characters in AI.