Recent reports have claimed that Amazon, Google, and Apple provided selected employees with audio recordings from their respective Smart Assistants. Each company confirmed the approach, but claimed that review by employees was designed to improve performance.
All three companies have since published statements to ensure that customer privacy is not violated. Google and Apple temporarily disabled human verification while Amazon added a deactivation to the site and the Alexa mobile app.
If you want to disable Amazon's human review, click "Settings" website or the Alexa Mobile app in the company and then select "Alexa Privacy Settings". From there, go to "Managing how your data improves Alexa" and turn on "Help improve Amazon services and develop new features." [Bloomberg]
In Other News
- Replies to WhatsApp and Slack Messages with the Google Assistant: The Google Assistant has been able to read and reply to SMS messages in recent months. Now he can do the same thing with third-party apps. After granting notification access to the wizard, the message "Read my messages" displays a card with your most recent message read back from the device, and you can dictate a response. The feature is being introduced, but it may take a few days to become available on your devices. [Android Police]
- Samsung announced the Galaxy Watch Active2: As the successor of the fitness-oriented Samsung wearables, the Galaxy Watch Active2 presents itself in a minimalist design with numerous functions such as a "digital" bezel and an integrated ECG. The device is available in 40 mm and 44 mm variants and supports the latest version of Tizen OS from Samsung with a user interface. The Galaxy Watch Active2 will ship on September 27 from $ 279. [Samsung]
- Audi enters the electric scooter business: In addition to entering the electric vehicle market, Audi aims to produce electric scooters for "multimodal" travelers. The last mile vehicle will weigh 26 pounds and should have a range of 1
NASA announced that its Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered a planet 31 light-years away that could possibly be habitable. The planet, known as GJ 357 d, is six times the size of the earth and orbits a dwarf star.
Due to the placement of the planet at the outer edge of the habitable zone of the star could be located on GJ 375 liquid water d 's surface. The planet receives the same amount of cosmic energy from its sun as Mars from ours, but it is not clear if there is a sufficiently dense atmosphere to absorb the heat.
We Should Learn More About GJ 375 d Over the Next Six Years Nasa brings two next-generation telescopes to life. These should be able to gather more information about the planet and tell us whether oceans or mountains live in the globe. [CBS This Morning]
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