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Jul 24, 2017

Google Home called the police in violence episode


May have saved lives. A Google Home Speaker interpreted a call like a voice command to call the police and could have saved human life. Was picked up by Google Home The incident happened when Eduardo Barros watched a house with his girlfriend on Sunday and the parties came into a quarrel that became violent, according to ABC News.
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May have saved lives. A Google Home Speaker interpreted a call like a voice command to call the police and could have saved human life. Was picked up by Google Home The incident happened when Eduardo Barros watched a house with his girlfriend on Sunday and the parties came into a quarrel that became violent, according to ABC News. Then Barros drew a weapon and threatened to kill his girlfriend while he shouted, "Did you call the Sheriff?" This was picked up by Google Home, which was connected to a surround system in the house, and the statement was interpreted as a voice command as if calling the emergency number, as the speaker then did. Shortly thereafter, the police came with SWAT teams and hostage dealers, and after a couple of hours they managed to ensure the freedom of the girlfriend while arresting Barros. - Could have saved a life "The unexpected use of this new technology to contact emergency services may have saved a life," said Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales after the incident. - This incredible technology has certainly saved a mother and her child from a very violent situation. This is a reminder to all that Google Home and Amazon's Alexa and similar speakers always listen, writes Gizmodo. They say reports have been reported that Amazon Echo units in San Diego have all ordered dollhouses after listening to a newsroom about dollhouse on television and that Alexa's data has also been used as evidence in police cases. What do you think of digital assistants who always listen?

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sources: ABC News, Gizmodo

keywords: Google, googlehome, safety

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