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Google Admits Listening in on Private Conversations

The Grind:
Google confirmed employees listen to snippets of conversations recorded by Google Assistant earlier this month, according to reports.

The Details:
The tech giant made the admission during a closed-door meeting with Indian government officials although it has clarified that it only uses snippets of recordings to improve the device…

Google has previously admitted that employees listen to short recordings to improve language comprehension in its products.

“As part of our work to develop speech technology for more languages, we partner with language experts around the world who understand the nuances and accents of a specific language,” David Monsees, product manager for Google Search, explained in 2019. Read more…

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