Episode 115 – Sharing your Bandwidth and Serious AI Questions

Topic 1: Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors.

Amazon introduces “sidewalk” network sharing.

This feature is ON by default. At this point, Amazon’s new mesh network sharing is experimental. How do you feel about that? Is this OK from Apple but not from Amazon?

Read in Ars Technica: https://apple.news/AfIgdLQgQRZyr-N3QGbK69A


Topic 2: The Era of the Digital Leash is well on its way. Now add some AI analysis.

Bosses putting a ‘digital leash’ on remote workers could be crossing a privacy line. We’ve reported about watching both students and employees. Now we find this constant monitoring moving into warehouses and more types of employees. We seriously question whether this is a good thing.

Read in CNBC:



Topic 3: Emotion-tracking AI.

Even if we can, should we?

Emotion-detection AI meets eye-tracking technology. A major merger claims to be able to tell how you’re feeling (when driving).

The really interesting question is, what other applications could use this technology? AI that can recognize emotions has the ability to bring us more-social robots as well as improve customer service chatbots.

The emerging question with AI seems to be: Should we?

Read in ZDNet: https://apple.news/AW3l5FPbjRymvie18rh7V_A

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