Yesterday, Amazon revealed its new Echo Look, the first of its Alexa AI devices that can both hear and see, the result of a camera added on to the usual microphones and speakers. Echo Look is intended to provide fashion advice, and can help people both create lookbooks of their daily attire (which helps people remember what they wore to specific meetings and events) and advise them on which outfits look best — utilizing “machine learning algorithms with advice from fashion specialists” to make such decisions.
But, before signing up to purchase and use this device, you should think of the privacy issues. To read 12 points for thought please see my article in Inc., Amazon Wants to Put a Camera in Your Bedroom. What Could Go Wrong?