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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

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 
GeneralRe: Randall got it right Pin
S Douglas10-Oct-18 6:13
professionalS Douglas10-Oct-18 6:13 
Member 7989122 wrote:
(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...)

Googled it, seems there where some issues on a Vista release. Otherwise I can't find a reference.

Vista Speech Recognition Goes Awry - Slashdot

A commenter made a similar claim about an IBM release at 1995 COMDEX, again. Nothing to support it.

Hmm, that would be funny especially if it started doing it.

Common sense is admitting there is cause and effect and that you can exert some control over what you understand.

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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