Obama is planning a coup, in league with China! - Google Home

Ok folks, can we admit that sometimes it’s better to admit you don’t know than to leap to conclusions?

Right now if you ask Google Home: “Is Obama planning a coup?” it immediately references bot-driven algorithms to find a conspiracy site that says Obama is planning a coup with China’s assistance. And thereby goes on to report that indeed, Obama is planning a coup.

Ask Alexa, and she says “Hmmm. I"m not sure what you meant with that question”.

Kinda makes one wonder just a little about Google’s supposed monopoly on artificial intelligence.


It turns out this is yet another simple case of a speech recognition error, and Obama was just planning to ride in a coupé in China.