(RT) Apple and Google have programmed their trademark voice assistants to respond to questions about the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as to scold those who ask them about ‘all lives matter.’
Business Insider reports that tech companies across the board are training their voice assistants to respond to questions on the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.
On Sunday, sports blogger David Gardner tweeted a video showing his Google Home smart speaker responding to the question “Do black lives matter?”
In response, Google’s voice assistant parroted the party line: “Black Lives Matter. Black people deserve the same freedoms afforded to everyone in this country, and recognizing the injustice they face is the first step towards fixing it.”
When Gardner then asked “Do all lives matter?” the Google Home responded: “Saying ‘Black Lives Matter’ doesn’t mean that all lives don’t. It means black lives are at risk in ways others are not.”
Business Insider reports that Apple’s Siri gave a similar response.
However, as seen in this video, when asked “Do white lives matter?” Siri becomes confused and is unable to give a response:
I know y’all already ask Siri do black lives matter…. but have y’all asked her do white lives matter? Lmfaoooo pic.twitter.com/B0G2GuRTym— kri (@kristaboricua) June 7, 2020