Google Unveils New “Tool” To Make Your Writing “Woke”

( If you were searching far and wide for how you could be more “woke” in your writing, have no fear — Google is here!
The Telegraph recently reported that the document editor that Google produces will start to correct what people type so that the language they use is more “inclusive.”
Google Docs will soon start issuing “inclusive warnings” when certain words or phrases are written out. It’s not all obvious words, either, or ones that would be considered blatantly racist, sexist or otherwise.
Instead, some of the words that will receive the warnings include landlord and policeman, because they carry with them a connotation that the person’s gender is male.
When a user types a word that fits into Google’s determination of being non-inclusive, a separate box will pop up titled “Inclusive warning,” with the message, “Some of these words may not be inclusive to all readers.”
Then it will provide suggested alternatives to the word.
If this isn’t wokeness at its best — or worst — then we don’t know what is.
Some ironic things that some critics have already pointed out is that Google Docs issued an inclusive warning for the word “motherboard.” And if you type out the inauguration speech for former president John F. Kennedy, it suggests you change the wording from “for all mankind” to “for all humankind.”
Many people have been super critical of Google over the years, and this is exactly why. One such critic is Silkie Carlo, who serves as Big Brother Watch’s director. She called Google’s new woke tool “deeply intrusive.” She explained:
“With Google’s new assistive writing tool, the company is not only reading every word you type but telling you what to type. This speech-policing is profoundly clumsy, creepy and wrong, often reinforcing bias. Invasive tech like this undermines privacy, freedom of expression and increasingly freedom of thought.”
It’s not just rights groups that have been critical of this new tool Google rolled out. Lazar Radic, who serves as a senior scholar in economic policy for the International Centre for Law and Economics, said:
“Not only is this incredibly conceited and patronizing, it can also serve to stifle individuality, self-expression, experimentation and — from a purely utilitarian perspective — progress.
“What if ‘landlord’ is the better choice because it makes more sense, narratively, in a novel? What if ‘house owner’ sounds wooden and fails to invoke the same sense of poignancy? What if the defendant really was a ‘housewife’ — and refers to herself as such?
“Should all written pieces — including written forms of art, such as novels, lyrics and poetry — follow the same, boring template?”
Google Docs will now have the inclusivity tool switched on by default for all of its “enterprise-level users.” In trying to explain the new tool, Google said:
“Assisted writing uses language understanding models, which rely on millions of common phrases and sentences to automatically learn how people communicate. This also means they can reflect some human cognitive biases.”