This Medium article has some compelling and familiar insights into to why I may just leave Facebook, keep an eye on Alexa and unplug my Google home.
I am an champion for technology and deep learning AI but not when it is being built to consume with an intention to learn how to extort my interests, my friends, and my habits by parsing what I type, listening to the room while waiting for me to say ”Okay Google”, ”Alexa”, or ”Hey Siri” and then using such data to benefit people willing to pay for such personal information for whatever reasons they please whether to direct-sell me something I have written about or even mentioned in my home or worse target propaganda including yes, fake or manipulated news, at me.
This deeper level of integrated, neural learning technology has changed the definition of personal information from when some of these social serices. first began. The Internet is no longer the geek in the basement’s blog anymore. It’s more like one of those rebellious teenagers sneaking out, or maybe the burglar sneaking through the window at 3 am.
It’s time to dial it back and just say no. Say No until our privacy, including our thoughts written or spoken are respected by the companies we inplicity trust as a customer.
I’m a person, not a product, and So. Are. You. #justsayin
Thanks for this insightful article, hopefully, it will make more people think.