Jamiesfeast – Google recently introduced a groundbreaking AI upgrade for Android known as “Bard.” However, there is a concerning aspect to it. Google’s AI will now read and analyze your private messages, even those from the past. This raises questions about privacy and when it comes into effect. Forbes has raised these concerns, and we share them as well.
The invasion of our personal lives is a common occurrence on the internet and by large corporations constantly attempting to sell their products. However, it begs the question: how far are we willing to let this intrusion go, and more importantly, when do we draw the line?
According to Forbes, Google’s introduction of Bard to Messages has generated a lot of excitement. With its ChatGPT-like interface and a user base of hundreds of millions, Bard promises to be an AI assistant that can greatly enhance the messaging experience. From facilitating communication to boosting creativity and providing valuable information, Bard aims to become your personal AI assistant within the messaging app.
I have my doubts about whether people would actually want this in the long run. After all, isn’t private messaging meant for personal communication with our selected recipients? It seems like this machine is going to dictate what we say, taking away the need for us to even think about it. And that doesn’t sit right with me.
Why don’t people have real conversations anymore? Can’t we just speak to each other directly, without relying on technology to mimic human interaction?
Let’s dive right in and continue with our discussion.
Bard not only examines the public content of messages, but it also delves into the private content to gain a deeper understanding of your conversations, tone, and interests. By analyzing the sentiment of your messages, Bard can customize its responses to match your mood and vibe. Furthermore, it examines your message history with various contacts to gain insights into your relationship dynamics, allowing for personalized responses based on the person you are conversing with.
Who asked them? That’s what I want to know. As I mentioned earlier, this is just another attempt to dehumanize us. It’s a way to make us feel like mindless robots, simply copying and pasting information instead of doing the actual writing ourselves.
If I wasn’t aware of their sincerity, I would dismiss this as a massive, tasteless prank.
If we don’t take action and regulate this issue now, we will find ourselves in a situation where it is too late to make a difference. It is important for us to address this problem before it becomes too difficult to solve.
Having to constantly engage in battles with these individuals on a daily basis is simply unreasonable. It is particularly frustrating when we have more meaningful pursuits to focus on in our lives. And trust me, I can think of countless other things that deserve our attention.
But I digress…
Smartphone owners who are still grappling with app permissions and privacy labels now have another privacy battleground to contend with: voice AI assistants. Following the recent eavesdropping scandals, Google faces the challenge of convincing users that their new feature does not expose them to the same privacy nightmares we’ve witnessed in the past, where user content and AI platforms intersect.
When you send your Messages requests to Bard, there will be another privacy concern that is less controversial. These requests will be sent to the cloud for processing and may be accessed by humans, but in an anonymized format. The data will be stored for 18 months and will remain in the system for a few days even if you disable the AI. However, you do have the option to manually delete this data if desired. (Forbes)
In simpler terms, their aim is to make it incredibly difficult for you to maintain your inherent right and privilege of being part of the human race. This will only be possible by integrating AI into every aspect of your life, even extending to your private messages.
What comes next? Will Google start invading your bedroom? Are Bard executives hiding under your bed?
Let’s search the entire house and garage for bugs, shall we?
Doesn’t this sound like a bit of an overreach on their part? I don’t know about you, but I find it a bit excessive.