Privacy matters. Safeguarding it, though, has become costly: it is now a luxury to disconnect. These days, disconnecting is not just about unplugging and wellbeing, the lush idea of “digital-free” vacations. It is a critical and increasingly challenging aspect of maintaining our personal space.
The future of the Web is built on voice: voice recognition tools, speech directed commands, as well as civic movements. If we want to work towards a more inclusive, people enabled, and empowered future for the Internet as a global public resource, we need to act now. The challenge is complex, it starts with the training data used for speech algorithms, is connected to technical challenges for compatible code and systems, and finds its expression in continuously changing political contexts.
Talk with Michael Henretty and Ola Gasidlo at re:publica 2018, Berlin.