In Episode 01 of our third season, Leslie makes a startling confession
The Barcelona Virtual Voice Team* engages
in a lively conversation about Voice Privacy
and the ethics necessary to protect our unique
Voice Biometrics. Beware of Voice Prints!
It all begins when Leslie surprises us
with a shocking revelation. Paul's diagnosis?
She is clearly suffering from an
advanced case of FOA: Fear of Alexa!
Listen right here, and scroll down
to consult additional resources
in this episode's Programme Notes.
is the most elaborate
Programme Notes and Links
BV Podcast S03 E01 | January 2021
FOA | FEAR OF ALEXA
Click on the photo above to go to the Alexa Privacy Hub
These options are available on the Alexa mobile app
- VOICE ASSISTANTS
A Privacy Guide for Voice Assistants in a World Where You Cannot Escape Them
- MEDIUM | ONE ZERO
Why Paranoia about Digital Voice Assistants Is Overblown
AI, VOICE AND ETHICS
- BRITISH STANDARDS INSTITUTE
BS 8611: Guide to the Ethical Design and Application of Robots and Robotic Systems
- GOOGLE DUPLEX
Google Fails at Ethics and Creative AI Design
2018: Google's CEO shows a Voicebot calling a real-life hair salon to make an appointment
David — a child robot — is abandoned by his human mother in Speilberg's 2001 classic, "A.I."
- SECURE SEARCH
Duck, Duck Go: Google's New Rival
- SECURE BROWSER
Forget Chrome and Safari: Get Brave!
- SECURE MESSENGING
Signal: The best of WhatsApp, no privacy worries
- THE INTERCEPT
Forget Siri & Alexa: In Voice Identification, the “NSA Reigns Supreme”
The Terrible Truth About Alexa
- NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS
Rob Braxman: How Speech AI handles voice recognition and why this poses an extreme risk
In the Netflix documentary, Internet pioneers and founders
admit that they've lost control of A.I., Artificial Intelligence
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Pending: Transcript: Alexa European Marketing Flash Briefing S03 E01
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Full Disclosure and Transparency:
* The four members of our Voice Services team — Carrie, George, Leslie and Henry — are AI-generated, natural language voices. Their personalities have continued to develop (and even flower) since they joined the BV Team in the Spring of 2020. Each one was born in Vanouver, BC, Canada at NaturalSoft, Limited.
This post originally published on 29 January 2021.
Flash Briefing release: 28 January 2021 on Alexa devices, here on this blog & popular podcast platforms.
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