Was I hallucinating? Totally OT, perhaps relevant

Rick Harrison harrison at all-auctions.com
Tue Nov 14 14:51:39 EST 2017

Hi Colin,

It’s nice to know they have set up a nice way of handling things.

Two questions come to mind though:

1. Can hackers get around the method they are using?

2. Should we really believe that they are doing what they 
   say they are doing, or are they really listening all the 
   time, and feeding us a line to calm our fears?

Just my 2 cents here.  ;-)


> On Nov 14, 2017, at 10:55 AM, Colin Holgate via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> I was at Google for meetings last week, some of which was with the Google Home and also Assistant teams. They have the same need as Siri, and I imagine that they solve the problem in the same way. For Google, they are always listening for “ok google”, and Apple are listening for “hey Siri”. It’s only a two second buffer though, that is constantly overwriting itself. If you could steal someone’s device and freeze all electrons in it so you could scrape for sound data, you probably would only get the sound of you picking the person’s pocket.
> If the trigger words are detected, the next bit of sound is uploaded to be analyzed. That happens for all devices within hearing, and online all of the recordings are considered at the same time. The reply is usually sent to the device that was closest to the user at the time. The recording is kept in your history, so you can go back and listen to it to figure out why it might have been misinterpreted. This is the page you can go to listen to yourself:
> https://myactivity.google.com/myactivity?product=29 <https://myactivity.google.com/myactivity?product=29>

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