NEW YORK (CBS/AP) — Google is apologizing after reports surfaced that an automatic image-recognition feature in its Photos application was identifying images of some black people as “gorillas.”

A New York man posted a picture of himself and a female friend on Twitter earlier this week, showing that the Google image software had tagged both of them as “gorillas,” which is sometimes used as a racial slur.

Google says it’s “appalled and genuinely sorry” for what happened with the image-recognition feature. It says it’s taking immediate action to stop those kinds of results from appearing again.

diri noir avec banan tweeted about the Google image-recognition mess up (Twitter)

diri noir avec banan first tweeted about the Google image-recognition mess up (Twitter)

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