The real cost of smart speakers

28-Dek, 2020
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Alexa's recording you. What’s she doing with it?
Read Sara’s article about the privacy settings on your smart speaker:
Correction: At 0:58, we mistakenly suggest that every 1 in 5 American households has a smart speaker. In fact, over one-third of U.S. adults has a smart speaker. We regret the error.
In 2014, Amazon debuted a simple but industry-changing product: the smart speaker. Technically the Amazon Echo was just a microphone attached to the internet that you installed in your home. But it let users ask a digital assistant, Alexa, thousands of questions and commands, and it was a hit. Before long, Google and Apple followed with their own smart speakers, and today, a device that began as a curiosity has become commonplace: one in five US households now owns a smart speaker.
Smart speakers offer convenience; much of their popularity can simply be chalked up to that. But tech companies are also clearly pushing the technology onto consumers hard, sometimes selling smart speakers at rock-bottom prices, and building the “listening” technology that drives them into all sorts of other products, from headphones to doorbells. And a big reason for that is all the data that they produce.
Just like our web searches, online purchases, and social networks, every command you give to a smart speaker is a new piece of data that tech companies own. Most likely, your voice recordings are already being used for improving those companies’ listening algorithms and ad targeting, but there’s very little transparency and no way to know exactly how they use human voice data. All we really know is that these devices have enabled their manufacturers to collect gigantic troves of voice recordings - and that opting out of it isn’t always easy.
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    • When you don't say ok google does it still track our voices?

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  • After seeing the title and thumbnail of this video I was convinced that I was going to see the real cost of manufacturing this product like Amazon speakers, I thought you would tell us the cost of raw material

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  • Idk why americans always worry about their privacy when it comes to new technology while isnt it public knowledge now that the nsa tracks and spies on it citizens

    David Tan 文浩David Tan 文浩8 kun oldin
  • Even though I suspect that there is something going behind my back when using smart speakers or other audio-related technology gadgets, It is still surprising to know what the big tech companies are exactly doing.

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  • Thanks!

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  • My Echo told me the weather when the video said it lol

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  • At 2:02 I found out it was 54 degrees Fahrenheit outside... A little unsettling.

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  • this is all well and good but why does it matter. as long as you arent doing anything illegal then why do you care if amazon knows this stuff about you. i am just an average human and I don't really care if amazon knows what things I get curious about. the companies arent systematically going through and writing down the names of everyone who says something weird are they.

    Maria VassalloMaria Vassallo27 kun oldin
  • 0:24 just activated my siri 🧐 and open my photos

    Aditya SahaniAditya SahaniOy oldin
  • Your data, they need your data. They're spywares

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  • I don’t even use Siri

    Jerome FitzRoyJerome FitzRoyOy oldin
  • This video kept causing my Google and Amazon devices to keep triggering causing me to stop watching this video.

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  • "I always feel like somebody's watching me."

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  • Anybody else basically use your smart speaker to tell you the time even though you have a phone, a watch and a clock all within five feet of you?

    Lauran BlakeburnLauran BlakeburnOy oldin
  • Get awareness people, I had to too.🇨🇦🙏🏻 Our data is the most expensive commodity in the world now over every other resource in our world. Netflix, the social dilema, Harvard professor shoshana zuboff, SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM.7 year study. Come on vox, do better, this is very basic, WE ARE THE PRODUCT, WE ARE BEING MINED , Some of our privacy, come on it's big tech, it's all of your personal interactions. Imagine a human standing in your room listening and recording forever EVERYTHING you say.

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  • apple dont do that

    Detelin NguenDetelin NguenOy oldin
  • Try using a smart speaker without giving it an internet connection... try using your phone without an internet connection. Yes, there is a difference.

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  • Well I personally don’t own a smart speaker but I would buy if i wanted one. But if you don’t have nothing to hide, why worry 🤷‍♂️ thats how i see it

    Miguel LeonMiguel LeonOy oldin
  • is like they are collecting data to create a ssentient ai being with all the knowledge in the history of the world and the information from everybody who use google or amazon... imagine a ai with all that knowledge, is scary ._.

    Mateo MedinaMateo MedinaOy oldin
  • like for real, why would someone buy such useless things?

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  • 0:54 one of the kids from Stranger Things

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  • Can be summed up in 2 words “Your privacy”

    Nic AnastasiNic AnastasiOy oldin
    • Leave your smart phone in the car then.

      Robert gregoryRobert gregoryOy oldin
  • Ok I understand that people value their privacy. But you do realize google does this and huge amount of other things also. They do this so you can get better personalized add and stuff similar. Edit: they also don't sell your information. They bid you to what ever add company that will pay more for you to see them.

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  • If the wake up word triggers by accident then it will send whatever it hears to Amazon.

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  • ASI

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  • And alexa rgb keyboards dont forget keyboards

    Adam AustinAdam AustinOy oldin
  • Why anyone would voluntarily install a live microphone in their house routed to an unknown server in a different country, is beyond me. People seem to just be giving up their privacy at every turn. It's not good.

    SgtShnackendaleSgtShnackendaleOy oldin
  • We bought one and it crapped out in just over a year but guess what! we don't miss it at all.

    Robbie the RobotRobbie the RobotOy oldin
  • I asked people in my country about internet privacy on Quora and they doesn't care about it

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  • To be honest I’m pretty sure the majority of people who talks about these kinds of stuff don’t rly appreciate the engineering behind it.

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  • Skynet knows what they use it for.

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  • IDGAF! I have them ALL in my house!

  • Of course, all this is true. It's worth considering that any modern TV behaves much the same.

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  • is there anything in this life that is not used for profit ?

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  • I actually find personalised ads really useful and have kept it turned on

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  • my alexa woke up when he said alexa lol

    Bibi ValievaBibi ValievaOy oldin
  • They showed Apple there, but nothing from the video applies to Apple's HomePod.. It doesn't share your data, and it certainly ain't cheap

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  • It honestly acceptable because this is just the future of machine learning and creating bigger data bases for technology.

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  • For Alexa to steal my info, it needs to freaking work in the first place. Useless device.

    Gadavillers PanoirGadavillers PanoirOy oldin
  • People often forget that over the years the system got way better because of perosnal recordings. I don't understand why people are so scared to given up a bit of their privacy for progress ... Is everyone secretly a criminal or something?

    Kosei ChampollionKosei ChampollionOy oldin
  • im really oks with ad targeting though, makes life easier

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  • Mute the "okay Google"!!!

    Travis HatridgeTravis HatridgeOy oldin
  • did any ones elses alexa say what the tempiture was when watching this video scary thing is the video played with my headset on and the alexa was 30 feet away and still at 3 am in the morning said what the temp was outside

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  • The fact that it’s still such a mystery is what makes it so unsettling...

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  • all my recordings is "alexa i love you" and "alexa play music", it's a not big deal hhhhhhhhhhhhh

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  • At last I am listened to.

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  • Even if it was listening what is it going to hear? Are you saying your social security number out loud or something?

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  • This video set my house off

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  • I thought most people knew it just a recording, self-Googling box when they were buying it...

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  • Nice to have some Bill hader in this video

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  • If you are scared about this, just think about the fact that all your devices are doing the same, like your mobile phone, smart tv, cleaning robots and everything that can be used by companies to find and the sell your privacy informations for ads. They know all about your life, what you want to buy, how and where do you live, when you do things, what places do you frequent usually, how you are connected with other people and other... That's it

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  • Excelent video

    Santiago SilvaSantiago Silva2 oy oldin
  • I have never been into alexa though I have the smart speaker. I seriously don't get what bad can they do with information of ordinary people.

    Aayush KalhapureAayush Kalhapure2 oy oldin
  • Watching this video and setting off my both my Alexa and Google Home! Hi Jeff!

    Oliver HudsonOliver Hudson2 oy oldin
  • Y’all get scared of this as if it wasn’t making your life easier 🙄

    I have something to sayI have something to say2 oy oldin
  • Alex Jones ranted about this in like 2003... he said they wouldn't need to force surveillance into people's homes, that people would scramble to purchase it as a convenience.

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  • I don't understand something here - if you have nothing to hide, what do you have to fear?

    Bobby BannerjeeBobby Bannerjee2 oy oldin
    • Or boobas

      Adanac TnomewAdanac Tnomew2 oy oldin
  • Me before the video: I know they probably steal our data, but what for? Me after the video: I know they probably steal our data, but what for? Disclaimer: Sorry if you said it, I'm kind of tired.

    Zita Á.Zita Á.2 oy oldin
    • @Zita Á. yes they will sell your information to the government, corporations, business, military, law enforcement probably even schools and your bosses at work they will use your information to make a quick buck but big tech giants right now only use it to target you with ads but they do sell your information behind your back

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    • @Born Star Thanks! Is it really such a big business though?

      Zita Á.Zita Á.2 oy oldin
    • They use the data to target you with ads

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  • The gist is you buy an expensive microphone that can and stores your data for xyz use ... be aware of privacy.

    hotmandead1hotmandead12 oy oldin
  • Some rewards thing gave my mom a google home for free and she thought it was just a speaker.... needless to say my dad and I immediately told her to never plug it in or use it

    JulietJuliet2 oy oldin
  • Green beans

    Prajval RaoPrajval Rao2 oy oldin
  • nope. no use for it.

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  • >It's just a microphone connected to the internet well, yeah.... >It just records my question and sends it off to an Amazon database basically, yes. Like how do you not know this? >Your question stays in their database forever TIL most consumers have no idea how modern technology works

    DMBisAwesomeDMBisAwesome2 oy oldin
  • Nowadays information means power

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  • Alexa play tickle tickle

    FromThe3PointLineFromThe3PointLine2 oy oldin
  • sometimes companies straight up give away these devices for 'free'

    SimritSimrit2 oy oldin
  • it was really helpful...I just turned off ad personalization...wasn't knowing there was something like that.

    Rajshikhar MolasariaRajshikhar Molasaria2 oy oldin
  • It's literally just a link to a search engine, just use your phone lol.

    RyderRyder2 oy oldin
  • Anyone else play this video out loud and activated their google home?

    Harrison Freeman2854Harrison Freeman28542 oy oldin
  • 10 dollars in the USA. Mine is equivalent to 50 - 100 dollars. Less than 1% have this smart speaker in my country alone

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  • This video activated my Nest audio which then gave me tips for what to do in Santa Cruz. (As an aside, I find Google knowing everything about me just makes my ad experiences and Android experience much more convenient and personalized. But that's obviously a trade-off with privacy.)

    Thomas MainThomas Main3 oy oldin
  • Googles ad personalization works even though I have it turned off so it doesn’t mean anything

    Ben WilliamsBen Williams3 oy oldin
  • As far as I'm concerned it's win-win. I get to use a useful tool, I get adverts (which I would get anyway) but instead of seeing sports bra's and nail polish I get things that might be relevant to my interests. They get more $'s. There are ways to hide the information you don't want them to know about. Also you're the worst for setting off my Google Home like that.

    Daniel RadnedgeDaniel Radnedge3 oy oldin
  • Great video

    Aly pixarAly pixar3 oy oldin
  • This is where I drew a hard line. No smart speakers in our house I don’t even want them on my home network.

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