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Work from Home with Siri, Alexa and Google: The Silent Listeners

Was it your partner, whispering “I love you” into your – what turns out – active meeting headset? Or your three year old, opening the door to your bedroom/office only to tell you that she pooped in her underwear? Maybe it was your cat, scrolling through your screen to find the hidden bug? Or maybe … Read more

Every Human Lies – Eavesdropping on Siri, Alexa and Google

The Mutual Voice Assistants Self Help Group Sticker peeling off

They are soon eight and five, while our youngest became three in May. Still, our voice assistants Siri, Alexa and Google delight us continuously with new features. One of the recent ‘features’ came to some of us as a surprise: humans are listening into (some of) our voice recordings at Apple, Amazon and Alphabet to … Read more

AI-News – Episode 7 – with Siri, Alexa and Google: Anatomy of an AI

illustration of anatomy of an AI system

We need to name this longest episode ever a tragicomedy. (Actually, it’s not that long, it will take you only about 8 minutes =) Why? Siri, Alexa and Google first entertain us with some figures on how important we humans are, and how much we like our assistants, before they go on and call us … Read more

AI-News – Episode 6 – with Siri, Alexa and Google: Google’s Identity Crisis

Siri just had her first self-driving car accident

Oops, we seriously forgot to create a post for this wonderful episode? Sorry! Better late, than never. This time it’s time to get out of the newsroom. Twice! This episode covers: Siri just had her first self-driving car accident – 0:44 Siri patents AI system to make driving safer – 1:31 Amazon reaches market value … Read more

AI-News – Episode 4 – with Siri, Alexa and Google: The House that spied on me

AI-News with Siri, Alexa and Google

What do you do, when your assistants frequently high-jack your news channel with personal statements? You put scripts in their hands, so that they stick to the screen-play. Does it help? Well, we are not 100% sure! At least we managed to fit in all the headlines we stumbled upon this week. If you’re interested … Read more

The Google Privacy Matrix: Wanna wake up, Neo?

Drawing of GoogleHome Morpheus giving you the choice.

This should have become only one post: Google and our privacy and security. But I realized very soon too late, that such a post would be very, very dangerous. Dangerous for you and dangerous for me. Some of you would be shocked to the point, that you start to hate smartenlight. Some of you would keep asking me … Read more

Google and Our Privacy and Security: Red Pill

Drawing of Google and our Security and Privacy

WARNING: If you’ve accidentally arrived here, without the explicit decision to take the “red pill“, please leave now! This post is a fictional story for insiders, who are curious about the potential impact of artificial intelligence. Have they left? Let me check in GA! No. Ok, let’s rephrase: WARNING: This is going to be the … Read more