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Smart home assistant

June 06, 2018

Datta quoted on privacy and encryption

Scientific American quoted Anupam Datta on privacy and encryption issues with AI assistants. Companies like Apple and Google safeguard against privacy breaches by using multiple encryption methods, like locally differentiating data. This translates to adding carefully calibrated noise into mined data, Datta says. But he warns that local differentiation doesn’t entail complete privacy. “It’s a relative guarantee, not an absolute one.” Read the article here.