If your smart speaker history has a naughty question, don't blame the kids

A sister-in-law asked me to help set up a new Google Mini smart speaker in her living room. I was surprised she was unable to do this herself, but turned out it kept failing to connect to her Mesh Wi-Fi despite the phone itself working fine. Anyway, I got it set up with the router’s main Wi-Fi.

Her child got all excited and started asking all sorts of questions about boats as he’s fascinated about them, especially the Titanic.

All seemed to be going well, … until he asked “How many rivets were on the Titanic?”

Google responded explaining how how rabbits reproduce. His mother hearing Google talking about the the reproduction cycle of bunnies comes right in saying “That was a very naughty question!”, so obviously did not hear what he really asked.

Luckily his Dad was there also as that could have been awkward to explain what happened… :blush:


Good Ole AI for you I am all set without it thanks for sharing that it is very funny.

It’s bound to happen. It’s like raising a kid. You don’t go "My son thought I said jump in the cactus,’ not “don’t play in that cactus?’ I’m not sure I want this anymore.” Granted, a child is a child, an AI is an AI, and your opinions are your own. But know this: the more people use them, the more they can learn, the more they learn, the better they can get. I’m not pressuring you to get one, I’m just trying to tell you that you can’t use this example as your reason for not wanting them. On top of that, depending on his age, race, and location, he might not’ve spoken clearly. The AI is getting better at it, but at the time this happened, they weren’t good with mumbling or accents (Take it from me, I stumble, mumble, blank out, and stutter. My GH has a hard time, but it gets better the more I use it!), and that’s probably what happened here.

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