A Dog’s Take: Alexa Guard Plus will NEVER replace dogs

A Dog's Take: Alexa Guard Plus will NEVER replace dogs

A world in which AI-powered surveillance systems appropriate the work of canines is not a world in which I want to live. And I’m not just saying that because I’m a dog.

As a canine member of a loving home, I was stunned by the features Amazon announced that it has afforded its new home security system, Alexa Guard Plus. Building on its previous Alexa Guard system, the “Guard Plus” now offers new features, such as the ability to detect the sound of breaking glass, or to dial a helpline in case of an emergency.

The most egregious feature? Away Mode. As an intruder deterrent, users can tell this “Alexa” to mimic the sounds of our barks. Read more…

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