Alexa, Cortana, and Siri aren’t novelties anymore. They’re our terrifyingly convenient future.
A.I. assistants can give you the news, order you a pizza, and tell you a joke. All you have to do is trust them — completely. An interesting story about the new listen-to-us devices that can scare the hell out of you if they surprise you. Reading George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four” currently, I keep asking myself how we can still want to have such devices that are fully controlled by some company that only has follow-up commercial interest in selling such devices.