Tech experts warn people not to keep their Amazon Echo in the bedroom.
Many of us have handy AI assistants in our homes, and I’m sure many of us unboxed one on Christmas Day, but while they certainly have uses, one expert recommends keeping them out of your bedroom. I’m here.
As you know, Echo is powered by voice-activated “Alexa.” Simply ask, “Alexa, what time is it?” or “Alexa, what’s the weather today?” and it will let you know.
However, you may not know that your smart speaker continues to record for a short period of time after asking your question.
Dr Hannah Fry, a mathematician and algorithms expert at a technology company at University College London, told the Liverpool Echo:
“This technology is activated by a trigger word, but it continues to be recorded for a short period of time. People accept it, but we should spend more time thinking about what it means to us.” .”
Dr. Fry also revealed that he had sent a request to Amazon to see “recordings of conversations at home” about how many days he spent.
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An Amazon spokesperson said: “Echo devices are designed to record audio only after the device has detected the wake word of your choice (Alexa, Amazon, Echo, Ziggy or Computer). Customers can request that Alexa send a request to the cloud. A blue light indicator will appear on your Echo device.
“To help improve Alexa, we only manually review a small percentage of 1% of Alexa requests. Access to these review tools is limited to the limited number of Only employees are allowed.In our review process, voice recordings of customer identifiable information.
“Customers can also easily opt out of having their voice recordings included as part of the 1% of voice recordings reviewed.”
Learn more about Alexa and privacy here.