Skip to comments.Does Google Home know who Jesus is? Brentwood resident says no
Posted on 01/26/2018 1:30:03 AM PST by HarleyD
Audio technology like Google Home and Amazon's Alexa are becoming a dominant source for information.
But now, it appears one of the most common names is unknown to Google Home.
And some people are sounding the alarm about what the technology tells you when you ask about Jesus.
Brentwood resident David Sams owns a Google Home and an Amazon audio speaker. He says both give two different answers when asking "Who is Jesus Christ?"
"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.
Smart speakers are a technology owned by about 40 million Americans -- that's about one in six people in the nation.
And this religious conversation at home is making waves on social media.
Comments, videos and test results posted asking "Who is Jesus?"
The general response from Google Home is "I'm not sure how to help you with that."
There's still no response from the Google company on why.
"It's kinda scary, it's almost like Google has taken Jesus and God out of smart audio," Sams said. "First it started with schools."
Google Home refers to Jesus Christ when asking about the Last Supper and even Saint Peter.
And there's plenty of information on the prophet Muhammed, Buddha -- even Satan.
Nashville resident Martin Collins says she thinks this feeds into a bigger problem.
They 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 said.
Collins has no doubt Google has purposefully programmed Jesus out of its audio speakers.
"To keep from stepping on toes, political correctness," Collin said. "That seems to be more important these days than what's right and what's wrong."
Sams is calling for answers from Google as it's become a main source of information readily available that so many are coming to depend on.
"I don't know if there's some kind of wizard making these decisions or if it's some kind of oversight," Sams said. "But whatever it is, they need to address it immediately."
Google’s motto: Do only evil.
Agreed. It’s ironic that the AI’s ability to answer questions about Satan but not about Christ is deemed the best way to avoid “stepping on toes.” Are satanists the majority now?
They probably don’t want to offend Muslims with a Christian concept of Jesus — but even yet one would think the system would ask whose idea of Jesus you meant, offering the most common possibilities for that idea first — the best a soulless system could do.
As Jesus Himself asked, “Who do you say that I am?” He left Himself open to being looked at through various ideas.
I’m curious if the system remains obtuse to “Who is Jesus Christ the Savior of mankind”?
That should evoke a generic Christian definition.
I noticed Google failed to acknowledge Christmas on its search page Dec 25
What smary little POS at that place.
We have Google home. Didn’t know Jesus, but did know Christ.
Probably being programmed by a Muslim from Pakistan on an H1-B.
I’d lean on Google to follow that question up, at the least. We can’t expect religiosity out of a soulless system. But we can expect it, at the least, to demonstrate knowledge of comparative religion.
Related: On Tucker Carlson’s show two nights ago, Brit Hume said something about DACA and it activated his Alexis/Google. Then Brit said “Alexa, are you spying on me?” Silence.
Alternate Google motto: If it is evil, we had a hand in it.
There is nothing like crapping on your customer.
Google & Amazon’s marketing plan is tell your customer to F-off.
Does it know: the Devil, Satan, Mohamed, Allah? Answer those identities to see if there is an agenda in play. ‘Jesus’ is also a popular Mexican name.
Is the “anti-Christ” functioning through Big Tech? Since the Bible and Shakespeare are the most important literary works in the history of the world, one would think that Google had heard of one of the main characters?
I would be disappointed as well if my home voice control device to provide correct escheatological context and self-awareness of lack of a soul. If it’s not Marvin the Robot, it’s wrong.
Let this be a warning for all AI.
AI is a tool that can be used for good or bad. AI is based on a set of presuppositions that are unquestioned. Then AI accumulates data, which may be facts or fake facts. It categorizes the accumulated data based on the presuppositions.
AI is an extension of Predictive Modeling. Predictive Modeling is 1st gen AI. Predictive modeling was wrong about the 2016 election because its presuppositions were biased. All data fed the model was interpreted based on the biased presuppositions.
This is true outside politics. Krugman style economic models are based on biased presuppositions. These models say the current economic boom is just an anomaly that cannot last.
The same is true of NFL Playoff models that got it wrong for the Vikings, the Jaguars .... got it wrong for 7 of the first 8 playoff games ... because the presuppositions were biased.
The same thing can happen with CocaCola, or Pepsi, or Amazon, or Ford, or any commercial business.
If the person asking knows nothing about Jesus, then the answer should be "Read the Bible, talk with a priest or pastor, and then ask yourself the question."
If the person asking has heard of Jesus - same as above.
Only people with souls can know Christ. Computers and networks and demons can only know of Him.
Salvation comes one individual at a time, and only upon asking one's self the question and answering it one's self.
No machine will ever be up to the task of answering that question.
The machine can easily report descriptions per numerous anthologies on the topic.
If not delivered, then it has been intentionally avoided and manifests nefarious intent.
And? Now what? What are you going to do about it?
There was an answer to that question and needs to be in context. The question was rhetorical, not open ended as if people could put anything in the blank.
“You are the Christ.”
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