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Your Devices Are Listening

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You’re in the privacy of your home ... talking with your children or discussing family matters with your spouse … is there someone -- or something -- listening?

Voice-assisted technology, or conversational artificial intelligence -- such as smart speakers -- has made it easier for millions of people to perform daily activities and access information. But are there dangers in that scenario? 

We ask Amy Webb, founder of the ‘Future Today Institute.’ She has her finger on the pulse of emerging technologies.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'