Cool or creepy? These are the opposite ends of the Shelly Palmer scale for evaluating AI-powered surveillance systems built into robots, IoT, and other tech. With my cool or creepy scale in mind, behold Amazon’s Astro: a mobile Alexa robot designed to capture every detail of your home’s layout, follow you around on video calls, and (of course) recognize faces. Is a robot built to spy on your every move cool or creepy? I know my answer.
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