Imagine a futuristic big brother house which totally monitored by a private agency or entity, in every word, in every room of the house. It would be like Big brother house on steroids, no room to voice a free opinion or speak a private word in case the listening devices were picking it up. And the government was run by one party with no choice in the matter and any dissent was immediately rooted out.
Well we are heading in that direction, because we let it to happen. See the arrival of the home listening device such as the Amazon Alexa system. These is also the key features of all Smart TV’s around globe that make sell and are now available in the market as voice activated engine or home AI in the new era of the IoT or internet of things.
What is the Advantage and Disadvantage of having an AI Listening Smart TV (Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant)?
Ok what is the advantage of having an AI Listening Smart TV with you? Off course, since IoT makes everything becomes connected, we find it more sexy and friendly. Just say what you want and your listening AI personal assistant well give you the answer or do the job for you.
But in my opinion having those listening AI devices or Smart TV’s in your home, pocket or even in your car are immediate alarm bells. It turns out that you were loosing your privacy. It sounds more sinister than it is but it confirms all our suspicions about being listened to from behind some electronic device.
Just like with Facebook, our data can be harvested by Facebook and sell it to someone has the intention of what ever reason. Apparently the companies who make the Alexa systems and Google Assistant do occasionally harvest some of the spoken conversations people have had with Alexa in order to test it and improve the machine learning capacity. Sophia, as she might be known, the AI, is not only living in the cloud like an entity unto herself and teaching herself rapidly with each interaction.
I think you didn’t know that Alexa system is also being assisted by real humans who are hired in thousand around world to sit for eight hours a day in shifts, listening to your conversations, in order to hear if Alexa correctly performed her listening capabilities and responded as an efficient product for customers.
Probably you would say that “I am not doing illegal things so why would I worry”. Ok, problem is that the data or your conversation are randomly captured and records conversation that you thought was completely private. And staff who listen to their random recordings are finding at least 100 out of 1000 of recordings they listen to are such arbitrary recordings of private lives. That’s 10% in total which I think it’s really high.
Now what you do you think? Do you still find yourself safe in the hand of Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. What if your private supposed to be a private conversation was save and recorded which will harvested to file a lawsuit against you. What if the main server of this listening devices get compromised and all the data come available in public. This question is for you to answer.
Do Smart TV’s Listen to your conversation or Spying you?
Yes, most Smart TV’s listen to your conversation and spying on you 24/7, thanks to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant making it happened globally. In addition to that AI also randomly recorded your supposed to be a private conversation and being playback by real human being somewhere. Smart TV also see’s or recorded a video of you without your knowing. How bad it that if you have Smart TV on your bed room!
What are the TV Brand comes with an AI Listening Smart TV?
The first brand to introduce this spying and listening AI features to TV technology are Samsung, Sony and LG which in the first place they claimed it to be private. However, things goes complicated nowadays. The listening and learning AI continued to progress each and everyday. And almost all the brand carries AI Listening Smart TV even the Chinese brands which include Skyworth, Coocaa, TCL, Hisense, and etc.
Can smart TV will affected with Virus or Can it be Hacked?
Smart TV’s nowadays comes totally vulnerable and have no security features. Despite of insecurity, most Smart TV user still has a confidence of sharing there personal and even financial information into it. For example paying services or buying an app through TV using credit card. For your information, there is a Trojan like malware that infected Smart devices employed by hacker to steal money and other valuable information.
Do I need to install antivirus for my Smart TV?
Yes, you need to have to install an antivirus on your Smart TV to protect you from malware and other infamous activity over the internet such as phishing. It is not only to protect you from malware but some antivirus has a feature helping you optimized your Smart TV performance.
Do smart TVs have Bluetooth?
Most Smart TV’s nowdays comes featuring with Bluetooth technology use to connect with speakers and other playback wirelessly or in perimeter. Bluetooth on Smart TV also let you connect to your game pad and other accessories needing it. Usually, you can locate Bluetooth on settings by pressing home on your Smart remote.
Can I Bluetooth my Phone to Smart TV?
Yes, they will pair or connect to one another (phone and Smart TV via Bluetooth). However, you can’t share video or even music to playback from you phone to TV using Bluetooth. But don’t worry sharing or casting to bigger screen is common feature to all Smart TV’s across the globe. These features usually being called as Screen Mirroring or Chromecasting
Do Smart TV have Wi-Fi?
Most Smart TV’s comes with both Wi-Fi and Ethernet port that is usually located on the back side of the TV. However, when it comes Wi-Fi some TV comes with wi-fi dongle while other comes with built-in adapter.
What is the advantage of having Smart TV’?
Having a Smart TV in home especially with those who is featuring Listening AI Assistant (Alexa System and Google Assistant) is somewhat like shooting two birds in one stone. You have the entertainment system to make you more relax plus a personal AI assistant. And compare to basic TV, having Smart TV is like having almost everything. You can able to access the internet, access your social, watch your favorite video streaming and pod cast and more. However, there is an disadvantage of having such as what we mention earlier on this post.