Calum, I think you bring up some great points. Your article certainly sounds like the first instance I’ve heard of Alexa data being implicated in criminal proceedings. I’m sure it’s not the last.
With the Amazon Echo Show coming out next month we see the addition of a video screen and camera with Alexa for the first time. That means in the future we might see data subpoenaed that isn’t just voice, it might include imagery, video, or even camera sensor data. I can see that as this evolves the data might include sensor data to figure out the distance of the user to the device. As AI evolves it might even be able to detect “sentiment” or “emotion” — how would that be used in court?
I talk about how I think that the addition of the screen and camera is the beginning of the “real time experience”, what are your thoughts on that?