D102: PANEL: Will Digital Assistants Kill Our (Remaining) Privacy?

Track D: NEXT BIG THING – Monday 24 April 
11:15 – 12:00

As Google Home, Amazon Echo, Apple TV, Jibo, and many more enter our homes, how will people cope with different product lexicons, interaction steps, speaking styles, knowledgebases, and known/unknown capabilities? Will digital butlers become “translators” for sets of commands to the less-gifted devices and have the ability to reassemble the collected information into sentences that are easy for people to understand? Will a more pervasive use of conversational interfaces with digital assistants expose users’ private ideas, intentions, and desires kill the little privacy that people still control?”

Presented by: Roberto Sicconi, Roberto Pieraccini, Reid Coleman