The whole lot's 'candy' on Android N naming website

Everything's 'sweet' on Android N naming site

Throughout its I/O keynote, Google introduced that it might settle for consumer concepts earlier than saying the official identify for the upcoming Android N. The apparent entrance runners are meals like Nutella and nougat that keep it up the confectionery theme. Even in case you supply jokes like “By no means coming to your telephone,” Google’s web site nonetheless responds with “candy.” In reality, that is the response for any suggestion. It did not take lengthy for individuals to note that they might submit racist phrases and the web site would supply that very same reply. Clearly Google does not assume Nazis are candy, however its a painful oversight that is already making the rounds on Twitter.

Whereas the exercise could also be meant for laughs, it nonetheless lets you give some terrible recommendations. In fact, the corporate already stated on stage it is going to choose the ultimate identify and that the web site is supposed solely “for leisure functions.” Again in March, it was a matter of hours earlier than the web turned Microsoft’s AI chatbot Tay right into a racist and sexist Twitter account. It looks like Google did not study a lot from that ordeal, even whether it is vowing to not evaluation any of the submissions for Android N.

Oh man, @google, you actually did not assume this one by means of. “Nazi” can also be allowed! #io16

— Patrick Lucas Austin (@patbits) Might 18, 2016

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