With smart technology like Google Home and Alexa in your home, critical information is only a request away. This incredible voice recognition technology was put to the test Friday on The Glenn Beck Program, when Glenn asked Google Home perhaps the most important question the device will ever receive.

“Okay Google, how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” Glenn asked.

What answer did Google Home give?

“Let’s investigate why a woodchuck might chuck would. Possibly as a defense mechanism. Woodchucks are large rodents, afraid of many other animals,” Google Home replied.

Not exactly the answer Glenn was looking for. How about Alexa? Did she come up with the goods?


“A woodchuck would chuck all the wood he could chuck, if the woodchuck could chuck wood,” Alexa said.

Read below or listen to the full segment for more hilarious questions and answers.

 

 

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Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

GLENN: Ok Google, how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

VOICE: Let’s investigate why a woodchuck might chuck would. Possibly as a defense mechanism. Woodchucks are large rodents, afraid of many other animals.

GLENN: Ok Google, that didn’t answer the question.

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

VOICE: Sorry. I don’t know how to help with that.

JEFFY: Oh.

PAT: Huh.

JEFFY: Alexa, how much wood could a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

VOICE: A woodchuck would chuck all the wood he could chuck, if the woodchuck could chuck wood.

GLENN: No, that’s not the answer to the question.

PAT: What?

GLENN: Ok Google, is there any study that proves how much wood a woodchuck could chuck wood if a woodchuck could chuck wood, or something like that?

VOICE: Here’s some information for how much wood can a woodchuck chuck answer: According to Quora.com, according to a Cornell publication, the answer is approximately 700 pounds. Excerpt, how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

PAT: Over how long a period of time?

GLENN: That’s off of Quora.

PAT: That’s pretty cool.

GLENN: That fast finding it on Quora.

PAT: That’s amazing. Wow. I mean, I think we have a winner, don’t we? Ask them both to play Michael Buble.

GLENN: Of course, they can.

PAT: Ask Alexa to play Michael Buble.

JEFFY: Alexa, can you play Michael Buble?

VOICE: I can’t find songs by Michael Buble. To hear artist stations, link your iHeartRadio account using the Alexa app.

PAT: Yeah, it has to have access to something. You got to download it or —

GLENN: Ok Google, can you play Michael Buble?

VOICE: Sure. Check out this Michael Buble radio mix on Google Play music.
(music)
PAT: That is awesome.

GLENN: Wow. Ok Google, stop.

PAT: That is awesome.

GLENN: Wow.

JEFFY: It’s playing the mixes though. So you still have to download some of the —

PAT: So.

GLENN: So wait. So was that not him?

JEFFY: Yes. But specific songs.

GLENN: Ok Google, play Michael Buble.

VOICE: Sure.

GLENN: Listen to this. We were all talking over each other, and it still —

PAT: It still did it (music).

GLENN: This is amazing. The end of the world is here.

JEFFY: It’s the end of the world.

GLENN: This is the end of civilization. No, this is amazing technology.

PAT: Yeah.
(music)

GLENN: Oh. It’s not Michael Buble. That’s Frank.

PAT: It’s the radio —

GLENN: Shut up.

PAT: You’ll get some Michael Buble. You’ll get Frank Sinatra. It’s the radio mix.

GLENN: Ok Google, who is Glenn Beck? Watch this. Watch me mess with her —

VOICE: According to Wikipedia, Glenn Lee Beck is an American television and radio host, conservative political commentator, author, television network producer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur.

PAT: They even made you sound fairly —

JEFFY: I know.

GLENN: Watch this.

Ok Google, is Glenn Beck a racist?

VOICE: Here’s a summary from Mother Jones: Glenn Beck’s greatest racist hits. He says the rally is supposed to honor Americans in uniform, as well as those who embody our nation’s founding principles —

GLENN: Ok Google, stop. That didn’t answer the question.

Ok Google, is Glenn Beck a racist?

VOICE: Here’s a summary from Mother Jones.

GLENN: Ok Google, stop. No Mother Jones. Answer the question, is Glenn Beck a racist?

VOICE: Sorry, I don’t understand.

PAT: Hmm.

GLENN: It’s quite easy.

Ok Google, without using Mother Jones as your source, can you tell me if Glenn Beck is a racist?

VOICE: My apologies, I don’t understand.

GLENN: Wow.

PAT: You stumped it there.

GLENN: Stumped it.

PAT: Stumped it there, yeah.

JEFFY: Huh.

GLENN: Kind of like the rest of the country.

JEFFY: Alexa, is Glenn Beck a racist?

GLENN: That sucks, man.

PAT: Wow. Nothing.

GLENN: Nothing. Give it again.

JEFFY: Alexa, is Glenn Beck a racist? Something is wrong.

GLENN: Do your old man voice. Alexa, is Glenn Beck a racist!

JEFFY: It’s working.

VOICE: Sorry, I didn’t understand the question.

PAT: That’s pretty bad.

GLENN: At least she hears. Is this the one you have?

PAT: I have the bigger version of the Alexa thing.

JEFFY: Yeah, there’s a bigger one.

PAT: And I have found it’s mostly worthless. I mean, it does simple things. Like what’s the weather outside. You know, that kind of stuff.

GLENN: Alexa, what’s the current temperature?

VOICE: Right now, in Irving, it’s 35 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Tonight’s forecast has clouds, with a low of 24 —

JEFFY: Alexa, stop.

GLENN: Ok Google, what’s the temperature outside?

VOICE: The temperature in Irving is 34.

GLENN: That’s all I wanted. That’s all I wanted.

If I wanted more — okay, Alexa. What’s the barometric pressure?

VOICE: In Irving, it’s 35 degrees with mostly cloudy skies.

JEFFY: Thank you.

PAT: That’s not the barometric pressure.

GLENN: That’s Alexa too.

Ok Google, what’s the barometric pressure?

VOICE: According to the Weather Channel, atmospheric pressure can also be measured in (inaudible), roughly equivalent to one atmosphere of pressure. One bar is equivalent to 29.6.

JEFFY: That’s not it though.

PAT: Ask it what the current barometric pressure is.

GLENN: Ok Google, what is the current barometric pressure?

VOICE: Sorry, I don’t know how to help with that yet.

JEFFY: Oh, see. Oh, yeah, it’s so much better.

GLENN: Wow. Wow.

PAT: Not a lot of people searching for barometric pressure.

GLENN: Ok Google, when will you know the barometric pressure for Irving?

VOICE: Sorry, I can’t help with that yet.

GLENN: Wow.

PAT: That’s —

GLENN: Ok Google, when will self-driving cars be the norm?

VOICE: Sorry, I don’t understand.

GLENN: Oh, I bet you don’t.
(laughter)

GLENN: Ok Google, when will artificial intelligence become the norm?

VOICE: Sorry, I don’t know how to help with that yet.

PAT: You might be confusing it with the Norm. That might be tough.

GLENN: Yeah. Ok Google, when will artificial intelligence be in standard use?

VOICE: Sorry, I’m not sure how to help with that.

PAT: Ask it when it will be developed.

GLENN: Ok Google, when will artificial intelligence be fully developed?

VOICE: My apologies. I don’t understand.

GLENN: Wow.

PAT: They’re hiding that from us. Because it is Google who is doing it.

GLENN: Google is doing it.

Ok Google, who is Ray Kurzweil?

VOICE: According to Wikipedia, Raymond Kurzweil is an American author, computer scientist, inventor, and futurist.

PAT: The voice is much smoother too with Ok Google than it is with Alexa, right? I mean, it doesn’t sound as computer-ish.

GLENN: Alexa, state the alphabet.

VOICE: I wasn’t able to understand the question I heard.

GLENN: Alexa, repeat the Russian alphabet!

PAT: It just shut off. It’s like, “No, I’m not going to do that. Sorry.”

GLENN: What the — Ok Google. Give me the Russian alphabet.

VOICE: Here’s a summary from Russian Language Lessons. Learn Russian for free. The Russian alphabet is also known as the Cyrillic alphabet. Here is what the Russian alphabet looks like. Now, let’s have a look at these letters in detail.

GLENN: Well, I can’t see them.

Ok Google, can you —

JEFFY: Comes up on the app.

VOICE: I found —

GLENN: Ok Google, is Vladimir Putin a good guy or a bad guy?

VOICE: Sorry, I’m not sure how to help with that. But I’m trying to learn.

GLENN: Oh, he’ll teach you too. Ok Google, shut up. Thank you for that.