Amid the 'Black Lives Matter' protests happening in the United States, a not surprising error has been made by Microsoft's MSN involving two of the members of Little Mix. An article was written about its member Jade Thirlwall on the front page of the website. Embarrassingly, MSN gets confused with the images and puts her co-member's face, Leigh-Anne Pinnock. Here's the explanation behind this huge error.
'That's not Thirlwall!' MSN gets confused on who's who on Little Mix
On May 30, Microsoft's news website, MSN has decided to replace almost the entire human force within their company, with artificial intelligence (AI). This means that all the news articles will no longer be written by human journalists themselves, but with computer technology.
Microsoft has not yet said the reason behind this sudden and huge change. However, almost two weeks from its implementation, a mistaken picture was already put on its website due to this decision.
Little Mix' member Leigh-Anne Pinnock's picture was mistakenly placed in an MSN article, which was originally a story about her co-member, Jade Thirlwall.
This mistake was brought out by Jade, herself. According to the Guardian, Jade was angry when the picture was mistakenly put by the news site. She even posted several messages for MSN on Instagram.
"@MSN If you're going to copy and paste articles from other accurate media outlets, you might want to make sure you're using an image of the correct mixed-race member of the group," she said. "This s*** happens to @leighannepinnock and I ALL THE TIME that it's become a running joke ... It offends me that you couldn't differentiate the two women of color out of four members of a group ... DO BETTER!"
MSN's racist article now fixed
Thousands of the group's fans have called MSN 'racist' for switching the faces of the two mix-raced members of Little Mix. Luckily, it is now fixed with a proper image of Jade Thirlwall on the page.
"As soon as we became aware of this issue, we immediately took action to resolve it and have replaced the incorrect image," said MSN spokesperson.
Though MSN did not blame the AI for this robotic mistake, reports said that placing technology for this job may not be the best decision that the website did for their company.
Of course, if it is a human person, there are higher chances that the image fiasco would not be a problem anymore.