Today, people are debating who has the best artificial intelligence assistant. Is it Apple with Siri, Amazon with Alexa, or Google with the Google Assistant (I guess it’s simple)? Tomorrow, however, the debate will not be who has the best artificial intelligence assistant, but who spies the least on our privacy. Who listens to our conversations in the background all the time, which ones use that information to better serve us, and which ones keep a record of everything that was said? Yes, creepy, right? Of course, in the future there probably won’t be a false belief that privacy exists, something that makes us baby boomers cringe.
These AI assistants need to learn from customer feedback how to answer all questions and what kinds of questions are most likely to be asked; Through this artificial intelligence learning, they improve and are therefore more valuable to us and our efforts, in some cases. period, they will be so valuable that we will not care that we are giving up our privacy, will we? Ah ha, now I got you thinking. How soon will all this happen? Well I’d say it’s slowing down right now, and if you’re paying attention, I bet you’d be a little more alarmed at how fast it’s happening. In other words, this is what I have to say: tomorrow becomes today and once it is here, it is here to stay.
There was a rather revealing article on CNET titled; “Police Request Echo Recordings”, written by Alfred Ng and published on December 27, 2016. This article read:
“You have the right to remain silent, but your smart devices may not. Amazon’s Echo and Echo Dots are now in millions of homes, and holiday sales have quadrupled from 2015. Always listening to your word of caution , the innovative smart speakers have seven microphones waiting to take and record your commands. “
Interestingly, a technology that can prove guilt can also prove innocence, which is a fact that I was recently reminded of when I was on jury duty. If we ever get to Vannevar Bush’s concept of “recording a life” from cradle to grave; every song you heard, every movie you watched, every sport you played, every book you read, every place you went, every word you said, all recorded from the moment you were born to the moment of your death, again a little creepy but you can see we’re almost there
Like Santa Claus, these devices will; Know when it’s been good or bad, so be good for crying out loud! “What about the other verse of the note: You better be careful, you better not pout, I’m telling you why? Okay, think about it, and remember Be Big, Don’t Hesitate!