November 9, 2018
Hannah Brenner
Optical illusion tricks Google

Google's algorithms are good, but they can make mistakes! Their reverse image search mistook a cat with its head at an odd angle for a crow. A tweet about the mistake went viral and said, "“This picture of a crow is interesting because it's actually a cat.” Check out the image for yourself! Were you initially fooled? Have you experienced something similar with Google's reverse image search?

Optical illusion of a cat or crow TRICKS Google reverse search algorithm

Research director at Citizens for Ethics, Robert Maguire, shared the image, writing: “This picture of a crow is interesting because it's actually a cat.”Reed Mideke penned: “Google reverse image search says not just a crow, but specifically an American crow.”

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