Google Home's Default Response About Jesus Is a Horrifying Glimpse Into Organization
Because of Google’s documented hostility toward the conservative values and principles that helped make the United States the world’s most prosperous nation, many now suspect that the latest technical glitch by the search engine monopoly is the result of more than a mere “error.”
According to Fox News columnist Todd Starnes, numerous owners of Google Home, a so-called smart speaker that uses artificial intelligence to deliver vocalized answers to questions, have discovered that the otherwise fully capable gadget has no comprehension of the Christian savior, Jesus Christ.
While that might not be concerning unto itself, especially given how new and glitchy the technology happens to be, the problem rests with the fact that Google Home does know all about the Islamic God, Allah; the Hindu God, Brahman; and the founder of Buddhism, Buddha.
Watch one example below:
The woman who shared this now-viral video, Jillian Blackwell, is not the only one who’s experienced this.
“I even asked Google, ‘Who is David Sams?’ Google knew who I was, but Google did not know who Jesus was, Google did not know who Jesus Christ was, and Google did not know who God was,” Tennessee resident David Sams revealed to station WXMI last week.
Below is yet another example of this inexplicable “error”:
In a statement posted to Twitter on Friday, Google claimed this is just an error of sorts borne from the search engine’s attempt to be respectful toward religion.
“Some of the Assistant’s spoken responses come from the web, and for certain topics, this content can be more vulnerable to vandalism and spam,” the statement read.
In other words, Google Home has merely been trying to protect its users from hearing any “spam” about Jesus Christ.
The tech giant further promised it was “exploring different solutions and temporarily disabling these responses for religious figures.”
As suspect as that excuse might sound, it’s only fair to note that Google Home has experienced a litany of similar snafus over the past year.
Here are a couple more examples:
Because of Google Home’s history, perhaps Google deserves the benefit of the doubt this time.
Unless the tech giant changes its screwed-up internal culture, however, it should not expect to receive this same benefit next time.
And knowing Google, there will indeed be a next time.
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