Alexa, am I having a heart attack? Here’s how smart speakers could detect their masters spluttering to death

Alexa, am I having a heart attack? Here’s how smart speakers could detect their masters spluttering to death

This post was originally published on another site.Urgh, OK Google, call 9… Can you hear me?! CALL 9…arghgh Digital assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home may be able to automatically detect when someone is having a heart attack, and call for medical help, one day, according to this latest research. Smart speakers are always listening for wake words, and recording everything they hear to improve their neural networks and target their masters with marketing. It’s, frankly, creepy. Academics at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, however, believe there are benefits to installing a cyber-assistant at home that...

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Alexa, am I having a heart attack? Here’s how smart speakers could detect their masters spluttering to death

Alexa, am I having a heart attack? Here’s how smart speakers could detect their masters spluttering to death

This post was originally published on another site.Urgh, OK Google, call 9… Can you hear me?! CALL 9…arghgh Digital assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home may be able to automatically detect when someone is having a heart attack, and call for medical help, one day, according to this latest research. Smart speakers are always listening for wake words, and recording everything they hear to improve their neural networks and target their masters with marketing. It’s, frankly, creepy. Academics at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, however, believe there are benefits to installing a cyber-assistant at home that...

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