Smart assistants and privacy – they go together like chalk and cheese.
In order for Google Home to respond to your every whim, it spends its time listening to everything you say, even from quite far away, waiting for you to engage it with the “OK Google” command.
Wynn hotels announced last December that it was placing an Amazon Echo in every hotel bedroom in Las Vegas. Unsurprisingly, this sparked some privacy concerns and there are plenty of articles and commentators raising concerns about the rise of the machines and the impact artificial intelligence may have.
There was also the now infamous story of Alexa hearing a news anchor recounting the tale of a girl from Texas commanding Alexa to order her a doll house and doll houses supposedly turning up at people’s doors throughout California (they didn’t, purchases weren’t confirmed – but it makes for a good story).
Even though these
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