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Do you trust Voice-Activated Assistants enough to have them in your home or office?

Survey period: 8 Oct 2018 to 15 Oct 2018

Voice-Activated Assistants such as Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant are often privy to our deepest, darkest secrets. Are you comfortable that what they hear will be kept confidential? ("Them" means "whichever assistant you'd be tempted to use")

Yes I trust them444.33
Yes, mostly646.29
Mostly. I may use them only in non-sensitive scenarios13413.18
Not really25024.58
There's not a single Voice-Activated assistant I'd trust in my home or office42341.59
I don't know enough or haven't made up my mind yet.10210.03

GeneralMy microphone is broken... Pin
Carsten V2.08-Oct-18 1:45
MemberCarsten V2.08-Oct-18 1:45 
PraiseVery good question Pin
Slacker0078-Oct-18 0:06
professionalSlacker0078-Oct-18 0:06 
GeneralMissing option! Pin
Johnny J.7-Oct-18 23:09
professionalJohnny J.7-Oct-18 23:09 
GeneralRe: Missing option! Pin
KarstenK9-Oct-18 5:23
mveKarstenK9-Oct-18 5:23 
GeneralIf you are paranoid... Pin
ZTransform7-Oct-18 22:31
MemberZTransform7-Oct-18 22:31 
GeneralRandall got it right Pin
OriginalGriff7-Oct-18 19:26
mveOriginalGriff7-Oct-18 19:26 
GeneralRe: Randall got it right Pin
Nelek7-Oct-18 23:48
protectorNelek7-Oct-18 23:48 
GeneralRe: Randall got it right Pin
Member 79891228-Oct-18 20:41
MemberMember 79891228-Oct-18 20:41 
I have heard claimed that first time Microsoft made a public demo of their voice recognition software, back in the old DOS days (or at least in a command window - command line input is more suitable for voice recognition than GUI input!), the presenter booted up the machine before the audience. Then one guy in the audience rose up and said in a clear voice "Format c colon", and another one stood up to answer the confirmation question with a "Yes". And it worked.

This little prank may have been arranged by Microsoft themselves.
Or it may be an urban myth.
If it isn't true, it sure is a d*** good lie Smile | :)

(If anyone can positively confirm that the story is true, please tell us! If you know for sure that it is not, don't tell, but let us have the joy of knowing that it possibly might be true...)
GeneralRe: Randall got it right Pin
S Douglas10-Oct-18 6:13
professionalS Douglas10-Oct-18 6:13 
GeneralI'd never like to have one of those "smart" speakers at home... Pin
Mike (Prof. Chuck)7-Oct-18 19:13
professionalMike (Prof. Chuck)7-Oct-18 19:13 
GeneralRe: I'd never like to have one of those "smart" speakers at home... Pin
Herbie Mountjoy8-Oct-18 20:11
professionalHerbie Mountjoy8-Oct-18 20:11 

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