Yep, human workers are listening to recordings from Google Assistant, too (page 3)

While Google asserts that they do not listen to users through their Google Assistant-enabled devices, it turns out that the company has kept recordings of your conversations with Google Assistant, and that apparently there are contractors hired by Google who are actually listening to them.This is according to a whistleblower who reached out to Belgian broadcaster VRT News and told them about what was going on, where it seems that contractors were given recordings of Google Assistant conversations. What’s even more disturbing is the fact that some of these recordings were recorded even without the user triggering the device with they “Hey Google” phrase.According to Google, they claim that they are listening to these recordings in a bid to help improve on their voice recognition technology, and that only 0.2% of all audio clips are being transcribed. The report adds that Google had apparently attempted to anonymize these recordings as much as possible, but according to VRT and from what they

Google Contractors Are Listening To Your Google Assistant Recordings

While Google asserts that they do not listen to users through their Google Assistant-enabled devices, it turns out that the company has kept recordings of your conversations with Google Assistant, ...

Thu 11 Jul 19 from Ubergizmo

It's not just Amazon: Google employees also listen to your recorded voice commands

A Belgian broadcaster has learned that Google contractors transcribe conversations users have with Assistant.

Thu 11 Jul 19 from Techradar

When you talk to Google Assistant, a human might get to listen

Google says it sends off about 0.2% of all Google Assistant voice recordings for human transcription. Amazon Alexa isn’t the only voice assistant that ships off users’ voice recordings ...

Thu 11 Jul 19 from Fastcompany Tech

Human workers can listen to Google Assistant recordings

Google contractors regularly listen to and review some recordings of what people say to artificial-intelligence system Google Assistant, via their ph

Fri 12 Jul 19 from The Hindu

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