31 Jan Mycroft Mark II Challenges Alexa & Google, Vows Privacy Focus
In a recent interview, Mycroft CEO Joshua Montgomery gave some cynical words against Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home, accusing the tech giants of enriching themselves at the expense of the user.
He pointed out that the way the companies handle customer data were full of marketing, privacy and user agency issues, which is sure to continue on in new technology that they release.
Montgomery’s company, Mycroft, released its first consumer product last week called the Mark II Smart Speaker. According to the company, the Mark II will not store any voice data on its servers unless the the user opts in. The device will also use open data sets from Mozilla which consist of volunteer voice recordings and other open sources to train its AI speech recognition.
Source: Fast Company