Incident 383: Google Home Mini Speaker Reportedly Read N-Word in Song Title Aloud

Description: Google Home Mini speaker was reported by users for announcing aloud the previously-censored n-word in a song title.


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Alleged: Google Home developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Black Google Home Mini users and Google Home Mini users.

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Khoa Lam
TikTok: @ohgustie · 2022

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Google Apologizes for Home Mini Speaker Reportedly Reading N-Word Aloud · 2022

For an undetermined time, Google Home smart speakers appeared to have spoken aloud the N-word, which had previously been censored.

TikTok user @ohgustie uploaded a video showing a Google Home Mini speaker repeating the title of the Jay-Z an…


A "variant" is an incident that shares the same causative factors, produces similar harms, and involves the same intelligent systems as a known AI incident. Rather than index variants as entirely separate incidents, we list variations of incidents under the first similar incident submitted to the database. Unlike other submission types to the incident database, variants are not required to have reporting in evidence external to the Incident Database. Learn more from the research paper.