A recent video published by The Next News Network you can watch here, shared an alarming report about Google home’s speakers giving a surprising response to the question, “Who is Jesus?” . Fox News columnist Todd Starns shared that numerous owners of Google Home’s smart speaker Google Assistant, which gives vocalized responses to various inquiries, are failing to recognize the very foundation of the Christian faith in the person of Jesus Christ. Many individuals have posted videos of themselves testing the device. Asking it who Jesus is and who other religious figures are to test the responses.
The fact that a Google product doesn’t know who Jesus Christ is might be overlooked if the device didn’t readily identify Allah as the god of Islam, Brahman as the god of the Hindu, Buddha as the god of those practicing the Buddhist religion and even know all about the New Age religion. It seems the programmers simply forgot to include an applicable response into the device about Jesus Christ or Christianity. The fact that these other “gods” or “prophets” are identified when the one true God, Jesus Christ is not is alarming to be sure.
Google’s Response to the Oversight
A tweet released by Google on January 26, 2018, claimed the speaker didn’t respond to the question “Who is Jesus?” out of respect. Google says in their tweet that the program was “aiming to ensure respect.” Hmmmm…. They seemed to be saying that since they didn’t know how to respond without offense, they thought it best to not put a response to the question at all.
Who is Jesus Christ?
Since Google is obviously struggling to come up with a good answer to the question “Who is Jesus Christ?” let’s help them out. In Matthew 16: 13-20 Jesus himself asks the question of His disciples. He says in verse 13,”…Who do people say the Son of Man is?”(speaking of himself). On down in verse 15, he gets even more specific “Who do you say I am?” (speaking to Peter) Peter answered Him in verse 16 saying, “You are the Messiah, The Son of the Living God.”
That right there is your answer Google. It’s simple enough. Now fix your speaker so it will give the proper response. Watch the video in its entirety to learn more about this issue.