Category: Artificial Intelligence

Google’s disturbing vision of TOTAL data collection: Leaked video reveals a Black Mirror-style future in which technology could be used to control the behaviour of entire populations

Joe Pinkstone | The Daily Mail | Source URL Google already knows far more about you than you may realise. Now, an internal Google video has leaked that provides an unnerving glimpse into how the firm could use that wealth on information to control your behaviour. The video sets the scene […]

Google’s Selfish Ledger Is An Unsettling Vision Of Silicon Valley Social Engineering

Vlad Savov | The Verge | Source URL Google has built a multibillion-dollar business out of knowing everything about its users. Now, a video produced within Google and obtained by The Verge offers a stunningly ambitious and unsettling look at how some at the company envision using that information in the future. […]

Experts Say Keep Amazon’s Alexa Away From Your Kids

Sam Biddle | The Intercept | Source URL WHAT’S THE BEST way to keep adults from questioning the use of a deeply problematic product? Get them started when they’re too young to question anything. Amazon has a new addition to its line of voice-commanded artificial intelligence Alexa assistants, marketed for use by children as young […]

Amazon launches $80 ‘Echo babysitter’ smart speaker that uses Alexa to read to children and answer their questions

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Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL With Echo Dot Kids Edition, Amazon says Alexa becomes a ‘kid-friendly DJ, comedian and storyteller [who’s] always getting smarter’.   If your kid breaks an Echo Dot, Amazon says parents can return it and they’ll replace it for free. The Echo Dot […]