Well, yeah: that’s how cloud-based voice recognition works. You say stuff and it goes off to a powerful computer somewhere for voice-to-text translation and interpretation. The issue here is of course the idea of Samsung’s TV listening in all the time – if chatter is being constantly monitored and parsed, that isn’t just reminiscent of 1984; it’s pretty much described in Orwell’s book.
I’ll come back to that issue in a moment — spoiler: I suspect the fears are overblown — but first it’s worth mentioning the wider picture. With quite superb timing, on Monday the…
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