i recommend reading the article and looking at the video from the “town hall” which is very interesting.
Your phone isn’t really spying on your conversations—the truth might be even creepier
Excellent find. Two thoughts:
Listen carefully to the phrasing, they “promise” they are not “listening”. I suspect that this is truth in the very narrow construction of the answer- but it is likely not the COMPLETE answer. While there is no human actively listening, it is more than likely that speech-to-text applications are capturing human vocal content for future use/reference or other purposes… to better build their “virtual avatars” of each of us. Classic misdirection.
I agree with the notion that we are primordial-ooze primitive users of highly advanced (which border upon godlike) systems, governed under feudal/medieval institutions.
(Bonus!) The notion/belief that it is incumbent upon the self-appointed tech cognoscenti to continuously “tweak the algorithm” to obtain the results they are looking for and to suppress those results they find “undesireable” is dangerous ground.