Luther Vandross was trending around the web last week after it was discovered that a search for the late singer’s name on Google turned up images of Master P.
“I know everyone stumbles, and Google thought it was funny messing with me… I get it. Stop letting AI run your business. That’s the picture…Captain Ace [the mascot for Snoop cereal, a joint venture Master P shares with Snoop Dogg]…I look more like Captain Ace. I’m just wondering what they would charge for Harvey [Levin]. Bruce Willis?” he told TMZ when asked about the scandal.
The image was made popular by Questlove.
The caption of the image read: ‘Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. was an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Known for his sweet and soulful singing, Vandross has sold over 40 million records worldwide.”
“That’s why people are irreplaceable,” the Roots drummer wrote alongside the screenshot. The picture had been online for more than a month. Google fixed the bug and a spokesperson addressed the bug.
“We obtain images for Knowledge Panels from a number of sources, including licensed image providers. In this case, unfortunately, the picture we received was incorrectly captioned. The provider has updated the image metadata and our systems now reflect this update,” a Google spokesman told The Times.
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