Audio technology, such as Google Home and Amazon's Alexa, has
quickly become the dominant go-to source of information for this
generation but some consumers are now speaking out about the
fact that Google Home devices refuse to share information on
Home is a new self-proclaimed "powerful" speaker and voice
assistant. The device can play your music, call your friends,
and answer almost any question that can be found on the web.
However, when asked who is Jesus, Jesus Christ or God the smart
speaker says it does not know the answer.
I'm not sure how to help" or "My apologies I don't understand,"
Google Home responds.
has some people up in arms is that if you ask the device who
other religious figures are such as Muhammad, Buddha and even
Satan the device gives a full breakdown on what it has found on
producer, author, and speaker David Sams took it upon himself to
compare the answers of his Google Home and Amazon's Alexa during
Live video. He showcased that the Amazon device
pulled up the online information on Jesus while Google Home
still claimed it did not have anything to say about Jesus.
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," Sams told the
17 News. "It's kinda scary, it's almost like Google has
taken Jesus and God out of smart audio."
don't know if there's some kind of wizard making these decisions
or if it's some kind of oversight," Sams added. "But whatever it
is, they need to address it immediately."
to NPR and EdisonResearch,
one in six adults in America (or around 39 million people) now
own a voice-activated smart speaker.
other Google devices pull up a description of Jesus and God
there has been no response from the company on why Google Home
does not. The speaker does reference Jesus, though, when asked
about the Last Supper or Saint Peter.
resident Martin Collins told the news outlet that he thinks this
feeds into a bigger problem of political correctness.
took prayer out of schools, they think just taking Jesus out of
everything is politically correct these days and I think that's
the stem of a lot of our problems," Collins maintained.
The Christian Post last year, Amazon's Echo assistant named
Alexa was also under fire for reportedly responding to the
question "who is Jesus Christ" by replying that He "is a
media personality Steven Crowder posted a video online showing
Amazon's Alexa calling Jesus a "fictional character." But many
others argued that their Alexa just pulled up the web
description of Jesus.