Several outraged Google Home Smart Speaker users have a major complaint about the product–it doesn’t know who Jesus Christ is.
The device was created by Google to act as a TV control, a home speaker, one that can play shows and connect to google search to find information the user requests. But now some users have complained that the speaker, when asked, can provide details about Buddha, Muhammad and Satan, but not Jesus. Angry users believe that Google has intentionally filtered out search results for its own agenda.
Author and producer David Sams talked to Fox news about the problem. “It’s kinda scary, it’s almost like Google has taken Jesus and God out of smart audio,” he said. “Google knew who I was, but Google did not know who Jesus was, and Google did not know who God was.”
“I don’t know if there’s some kind of wizard making these decisions or if it’s some kind of oversight but whatever it is, they need to address it immediately,” he said.
But some may be jumping to conclusions without all the information. Google functions on algorithms, so the fact that three other websites come up in its search for “Who is Jesus?” before the Wikipedia page may have something to do with the lackluster response.
Other users have claimed the the home speaker does in fact give an answer to the “Who is Jesus Christ?” question. Another user said that it responded with the Wikipedia entry for the question “Who was Jesus of Nazareth?”
Google has said that it is looking into the issue.