Ever since technology evolved, Google has been ‘the’ place where all the answers lie. And this time too, we need a solution to the recent outrageous search results that Google Maps has been showing.
According to a recent tweet by a Twitter user ‘@AHappyChipmunk’, while typing ‘Bitches Near Me’ in Google Maps, the search results in India are showing up addresses to Girls’ Schools, Girls’ PG, Girls’ Hostels, and stores selling Women apparels.
Since the discovery of the utterly derogatory search results, internet users have gone furious asking Google to fix the problem as soon as possible.
Google, can you explain why this fuckin exists pic.twitter.com/w0eslFoVSz
— Dorothy Parker stan avalakki 📚 (@Woolfingitdown) November 25, 2018
While on the inside we might wish to boycott Google, it is not entirely the search giant is at fault; it suggested the problem lies mainly in the algorithms which seem to consider Girls as Bitches.
Famous tech journalist, Prasanto K Roy, via a thread of tweets suggested that the search results are a result of ‘AI/ML learned behavior’.
On this "bitches near me" Google search, which results in listings of girls hostels, etc. I don't mean this is Google's doing. It's an outcome of AI/ML learned behavior. But Google needs to recognize these aberrations, and tweak the AI/ML algo–and also fix this search result. + https://t.co/lHVJzWkhQM
— PKR | প্রশান্ত | پرشانتو (@prasanto) November 26, 2018
It is suggested that when the query ‘Bitches Near Me’ was Googled, users went through the results to select girls’ hostels and schools and eventually the results were ranked on the top, resulting in such results.
The incident is a clear example of how AI has cons we certainly miss out on. We hope Google improves its algorithms to avoid such derogatory incidents.