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Friday, January 24, 2020

Show Devices Can Now Recognize

Just brought to my attention, Alexa 'Show' devices, that is,  those that have an embedded camera,  can now be asked to recognize things.   Apparently only in the domain of' 'pantry items'.  Designed as an assist for the blind or those that need vision assistance.    This might raise some privacy issues despite that the action is requested.

Alexa can now recognize objects
A new Show and Tell feature on Echo Show devices can recognize some objects.   By Molly Price in CNet

If facial recognition concerns were on your radar, get ready to worry about soup cans, too. Amazon today announced a new feature for its Echo Show devices. The feature, called Show and Tell, is focused on recognizing household pantry items when you hold them in front of the camera.... "

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