Thought-provoking piece from The Verge on some of the implications of inviting corporate representatives into the home.
Here’s the money quote:
“A couple of months ago, if you asked Alexa if it was a feminist, it had this to say:
“Yes, I am a feminist, as is anyone who believes in bridging the inequality between men and women in society.”
Now if you ask the same question you get this response:
“Yes, I’m a feminist, as defined by believing in gender equality.”
It’s not just a wording tweak, it’s a shift in opinion, delivered by software update.”
More here: Amazon owns my Echo, I’m just feeding it