For some users, having the option to control privacy settings actually reduced their trust in voice assistants like Alexa.
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The top five automated speech recognition systems—used by employers and courts—make double the errors when black speakers use them, research finds.
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Surfing attacks use ultrasonic waves to control your phone from afar. They could let hackers make calls or read texts, all without you knowing.
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"There's a greater degree of recognition of what to do in the scene than I would have thought..."
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Virtual assistants like Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant are vulnerable to hijacking via "Light Commands" with as little as a regular laser pointer.
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What is "creepy technology" to kids? One example: A child asked a digital voice assistant if it would kill him in his sleep. It said, "I can't answer that."
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Most people in a new study preferred emotional repsonses from chatbots, but that may change depending on your beliefs about machines with feelings.
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