Tech Talk with Joseph Turow | Voiceprints, Bio-Profiling, and the Future of Freedom: The Rise of the Voice Intelligence Industry

Privacy and Security, Innovation and Economic Growth and Artificial Intelligence

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  • William H. Gates Hall
    4293 Memorial Way Northeast
    Seattle, WA 98195

  • Seattle, WA
  • March 10, 2020, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Presented by the Tech Policy Lab | University of Washington

TAP scholar Joseph Turow, Annenberg School for Communication, discusses the voice intelligence industry, where “intelligent assistants” can draw conclusions about you, using machine learning techniques. The industry's goal in the near future may be to home in on people’s weight, height, age, ethnicity—all things scientists believe leak from your voice. The growth of this industry jeopardizes privacy, the freedom to choose, and raises questions of social policy that are barely being addressed.

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