News Smart & Connected Life Even Siri Knows That Black Lives Matter Both Apple and Google’s digital assistants will affirm this fact by News Editor Rob LeFebvre has been a freelance technology writer for 10 years and an educator for 20. His articles have appeared in 148Apps, Cult of Mac, Engadget, and many others. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Rob LeFebvre Published June 8, 2020 12:48PM EDT Smart & Connected Life Phones Internet & Security Computers Smart & Connected Life Home Theater Software & Apps Social Media Streaming Gaming View More Tweet Share Email You know things are bad when our digital assistants won’t let us get away with being racist. Original image: do you mockup Both Siri and Google Assistant are affirming that Black Lives Matter in the wake of national and global protests against systemic racism and police brutality. Apple and Google: When asked, “Do all lives matter,” Google Assistant says, “Saying ‘Black Lives Matter’ doesn’t mean that all lives don’t. It means Black lives are at risk in ways others are not.” Siri responds to the same question with “‘All Lives Matter’ is often used in response to the phrase ‘Black Lives Matter,’ but it does not represent the same concerns.” Siri then points you to the Black Lives Matter website. Amazon: The other big digital assistant, Alexa, is less direct. Amazon’s response to both “Do Black Lives Matter,” and “Do All Lives Matter” is the same: ‘I think people deserve to be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect.’” Bottom line: It could be said that these mega-corporations are just giving lip service to a popular movement, but that might not be a bad thing. Embedding the truth into digital assistants can only help strengthen the concepts of Black Lives Matter as more and more of us turn to virtual helpers to make sense of our lives. Via: Business Insider Learn More About Digital Assistants Learn What Apple's Siri Can Do For You What Is Google Assistant and How Can You Use It?