July 3, 2015 3:00 am -


A black programmer wasn’t happy to find pictures of himself so-labeled.

Jacky Alciné had searched on Google’s Photos app for pictures of him and a friend, who is also black, and took a screenshot that showed the shocking mistake…

Google engineer Yontan Zunger responded swiftly saying “This is 100% Not OK,” but the first round of fixes still didn’t take.

This took place on Google’s new Photos app, which is supposed to promise “machine-learning smarts to recognize people, places and events.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.