Amazon reportedly has thousands of people listening to Alexa conversations

Amazon reportedly has thousands of people listening to Alexa conversations

According to reports, Amazon has thousands of workers around the world who listen to and review private Alexa conversations with the goal of helping improve the speech assistant’s technology. Reports indicate the team is spread across different regions and some of the workers review up to 1,000 audio clips per shift. Amazon has never publicly disclosed the role of this group.

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Vinnyeezuz
Vinnyeezuz 1 year

And this is a surprise, how?

Stephen
Stephen 1 year

A device with a built-in microphone that is always listening for a specific word was ALWAYS listening? Noooooo...... There's no financial gain to be made by listening to everyone's every conversation, what are you talking about?

TakeThePill
TakeThePill 1 year

*Jaul Poseph Thotson meme here*

Orion Dakota
Orion Dakota 1 year

To be honest those being listened to deserve what they get for being too lazy to perform Google searches so they bought a device to listen to their every request. I guess having the world at your fingertips isn't enough for some because they don't want to do the bare minimum of typing stuff into their $1200 Iphones.

Sir_Kutz
Sir_Kutz 1 year

If you didn’t realize from the onset that this is what the technology was intended for you’ve been sleeping.

Russ Kurtell
Russ Kurtell 1 year

Not surprising. Still super illegal. When the fuck are they actually going to be prosecuted.

Luficer Morningstar
Luficer Morningstar 1 year

And Alexa is spying on you for the government. Remember citizens be good toys and no wrongthink.

Starr
Starr 1 year

No shit. My mind is blown. Who could have possibly predicted this?

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 1 year

I guess Leo Laporte was wrong

grayjohn
grayjohn 1 year

If you're dumb enough to have one of these things in your house you're dumb enough not to care if you are being spied on.

Dan
Dan 1 year

Welp. Goodbye alexa.

Lord Flasheart
Lord Flasheart 1 year

I won't have an Alexa, Google home device in my home... but now my new tv has a remote with an inbuilt mic. SMH!

TheBornOfFire
TheBornOfFire 1 year

"quick everyone, rush out and buy one of our universal surveillance devices"... and all the normies did...

NPC #2
NPC #2 1 year

Who could have guessed?

ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 1 year

My Google home randomly interjects in conversations. "Sorry, I can't help with that yet". All the damn time. Snowden told me they listening to me talk about degenerate things with my wife so.

Mozgus
Mozgus 1 year

How do I convince my lady to remove this garbage device from our house?

Unity.Nat
Unity.Nat 1 year

I mean I have used these products and I must say, it is quite useful to just say your favorite song just whenever. Not to mention to change the volume of the tv without using a remote. Only problem is the wifi and it not connecting all the time to the web

Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 1 year

I’m gonna get an Alexa and have the most bizarre conversations in front of it.

Sandman
Sandman 1 year

Not surprised by this at all.

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