9 thoughts on “Amazon Astro is an Alexa robot that roams your home

  • September 28, 2021 at 7:14 pm
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  • September 28, 2021 at 7:14 pm
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    Great just what I need a mobile surveillance drone that can follow me around making sure every conversation I have is recorded for data mining.

    Best part, they make you pay for it. I just don’t get the reason anyone would want this in their home or in their car, the dream of having an AI concierge has been tempered by the realization that you have no control over the data collected, or how it’s used and sold, so why on earth would you ever want one?

    We need a Data/Privacy bill of rights, right to repair, right to remove and delete any and all personal data available by third parties on the internet. Until then I’m a Luddite to this tech.

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  • September 28, 2021 at 7:14 pm
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    I hope it knows how to pass the butter.

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  • September 28, 2021 at 7:14 pm
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    why

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  • September 28, 2021 at 7:14 pm
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    I’ve seen this one! It’s the one where the new technology robot seems all sweet and gentle until it becomes sentient. First, it kills the dog, because the dog was getting more attention. Then, it decides that the family must go as well.

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  • September 28, 2021 at 7:14 pm
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    I think some kind of tech like this is going to be transformative for people with disabilities and those living alone (particularly seniors). You’re right that the privacy and data issues need to be clearly addressed, but I’m happy to see this category moving forward.

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  • September 28, 2021 at 7:14 pm
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    Mobile “consumer” bot. Have you done your fair share of consuming today?

    > I notice your bathroom was out of toilet paper, you’re running low on laundry detergent, you have 3 lightbulbs that are not working, and you could use some new towels.

    > Would you like me to add those to your amazon order?

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  • September 28, 2021 at 7:14 pm
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    Waiting for the Paul Hibbert reaction video!

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