Google’s “Inclusive Language” feature to promote political correctness

Google has announced the launch of an “inclusive language” feature to help users weed out politically incorrect words and phrases.

The feature is initially being introduced to Google’s “enterprise-level” users and will include both warnings and suggestions as part of Google’s new assisted writing features in Google Docs.

Typing the word “owner”, for example, generates a warning, the term “may not be inclusive for all readers” as well as the suggestion to replace the offending phrase with “owner” or “owner”.

Google Inclusive Language Text Editing.

Similarly, Google contests the word “humanity” and proposes to replace it with “humanity”, which is more appropriate.

The use of “police officers” and “housewife” also prompts a correction, and Google will urge to replace them with “police officers” and “housewife”.

Curiously, the new software seems targeted only at a specific type of communication offenses.

For example, a transcribed interview with former Klu Klux Klan leader David Duke, in which he uses offensive racial slurs and talks about driving out black people, drew no warnings, perhaps out of respect for similar language. found in rap songs.

The program, however, proposed to modify President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address to replace “for all Humangender” instead of “for all malekind.”

Silkie Carlo, of campaign group Big Brother Watch, insisted that “Google’s new word warnings aren’t helpful, they’re deeply intrusive”.

“This speech policing is profoundly awkward, frightening and misguided, often reinforcing prejudice,” said Carlo

A Google spokesperson [spokesperson] said, “Our technology is constantly improving, and we haven’t yet [have] a solution to identify and mitigate all unwanted word associations and biases.


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