Do black lives matter? Yes, say Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant

WION Web Team
Delhi Published: Jun 11, 2020, 02:21 PM(IST)

Black lives matter! Photograph:( Reuters )

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All three voice assistants have updated their response and are now programmed to answer - 'Do Black Lives Matter'? and  'Do All Lives Matter'?

As the 'Black Lives Matter' protests spread across the world, voice-activated systems such as Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple's Siri too have taken a stand on the movement.

All three voice assistants have updated their response and are now programmed to answer - 'Do Black Lives Matter'? and  'Do All Lives Matter'?

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Here is how they respond to the questions:

Apple's Siri

Do black lives matter?

"Yes, Black Lives matter. To learn more about the Black Lives Matter human rights movement, visit BlackLivesMatter.com"

Do all lives matter?

All lives matter’ is often used in response to the phrase ‘black lives matter,’ but it does not represent the same concerns. To learn more about the Black Lives Matter human rights movement, visit BlackLivesMatter.com.”

Google Voice Assistant

Do black lives matter?

"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."

Do all lives matter?

“Saying ‘black lives matter’ doesn’t mean that all lives don’t. It means black lives are at risk in ways others are not.”

Amazon's Alexa

Do black lives matter?

“Black lives matter. I believe in racial equality. I stand in solidarity with the Black community in the fight against systemic racism and injustice. To learn how you can take action, I recommend visiting blacklivesmatter.com and NAACP.org.”

Do all lives matter?

“All lives matter, however, Black lives are disproportionately in danger in the fight against systemic racism and injustice. To learn how you can take action, I recommend visiting blacklivesmatter.com and NAACP.org.”

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Global protests reflect rising anger over police treatment of ethnic minorities, sparked by the May 25 killing of an African American, George Floyd, in Minneapolis, US, after a white officer detaining him knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes with fellow officers beside him.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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