I was reminded of this by an exchange today on Twitter, or X, or however somebody “rebrands” it tomorrow.
Snapchat’s chatbot “My AI” gave advice about how to hide the smell of pot and alcohol to someone posing as a disgruntled teenager.
Our talking boxes take our requests, run their routines, and send out results but understand nothing, whether or not they’re made in China.
This is extremely creepy. Insisting on privacy is an aspect of what Wesley J. Smith calls human exceptionalism.
A Japanese company, Gatebox, evidently felt that Alexa from Amazon isn’t disturbing enough as something to have around your house.