Flickr's latest feature answers long asked question, can a nascent auto-tagging system be racist?

Flickr is facing a user revolt after a new auto-tagging system labelled images of black people with tags such as “ape” and “animal” as well as tagging pictures of concentration camps with “sport” or “jungle gym”.

The system, which was introduced in early May, uses what Flickr describes as “advanced image recognition technology” to automatically categorise photos into a number of broad groups.

Flickr faces complaints over 'offensive' auto-tagging for photos | Technology - The Guardian

I like how, much to the sadness of waiting to be discovered photos of actual apes, one of Flickr's solution to the issue was removing tags like “ape” altogether.