For now, Apple’s Siri listens and responds to queries. What if Siri could see, too? Kate Mackenzie on Amazon’s plans to put a camera into an Echo with Alexa:
The camera has an infrared system for motion detection, multiple microphones so it can listen to sounds within a room, and internet access– ostensibly so it can capture images of intruders and send you alerts– which could be used to store snapshots of the living room or family room, analyze the photos which would help determine what products Amazon could push your way.
Is an always on home security camera an extra layer of security and privacy? Or, is it a device that can be used to spy on your and analyze your belongings?
I bet it’s the last one.