Many Christians are outraged after discovering that Google Home devices will identify Muhammad, Buddha, and Satan, but not Jesus.
Devices like Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa which can play your music, tell your the weather, answer various trivia, and make phone calls, are becoming increasingly popular (one in six American adults owns one), and that is why many are concerned that the device may be biased against Christianity.
Sams reported that when he asked Google who Jesus Christ is, it responds, "Sorry, I'm not sure how to help" or "My apologies I don't understand.” However, it was able to identify other religious figures such as Muhammad, Buddha, and Satan.
"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," Sams said. "It's kinda scary, it's almost like Google has taken Jesus and God out of smart audio."
“I don’t know if there’s some kind of wizard making these decision or if it’s some kind of oversight,” Sams continued, “But whatever it is, they need to address it immediately.”
Sams also encouraged customers to get in contact with Google to fix this issue.
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Publication date: January 26, 2018
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.