Alexa, Eavesdrop On My House All Day Under The Guise Of Protecting Me From A Heart Attack

Posted on June 20, 2019 8:03 pm

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Today in “Amazon’s reasons to listen to everything that’s going on inside your household” news, its being reported that products like the Amazon Echo could one day be used to detect signs of cardiac arrest, according to Bloomberg.

The first signs of cardiac arrest are usually irregular gasps of breath, and researchers at the University of Washington have developed an AI powered tool that could be used on smart speakers to detect such noises. From there, the smart speaker could alert emergency services.

All it has to do is eavesdrop on everything going in your house, all the time.