We all are familiar by now with Alexa and Google Home. You can ask them questions and most of the time they will provide you with the right answer. Sometimes it’s right, and sometimes it’s wrong. Sometimes you get some odd answers, as well. But this one is pretty intriguing. You would think that Google knows a lot about historical figures, especially given the fact that Google has a very extensive Knowledge Graph.
According to a news report, David Sams discovered that if you ask Google Home “Who is Jesus Christ?”, Google replies with “I’m not sure how to help you with that.”
I just asked Alexa “Who is Jesus Christ?” and Alexa responded with an answer from Wikipedia.
I then asked Google Home “Who is Jesus Christ?” and Google responded with “I’m not sure how to help.”
One of the top search results on Google (desktop search) is a Wikipedia entry. Google Home certainly knows who Buddha, Muhammad and Satan is, but they don’t know how to respond when you ask “Who is Jesus Christ?”
Here are the videos of me asking both Google Home and Alexa “Who is Jesus Christ?”.
What do you think? Is this just because Google’s search results don’t currently have a Knowledge Graph entry for “Jesus Christ” (which they don’)? Or have they decided to purposely censor it? Currently, Bing does appear to have some suggestions in the sidebar of their search results for Jesus Christ, but they, too, don’t have a Knowledge Graph entry: