What Does Your Intelligent Personal Assistant (IPA) Know About You?

by Ki Nang Yip
Oct. 7, 2017 0 comments INFOSEC Institute Apps & Hardening

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer a theme in science fiction. It is being integrated into our daily life as a result of the high adoption of intelligent appliances. Smartphones can be considered as the engine of driving the popularization of AI. The various capabilities of smartphones allow more sophisticated interactions between human and machine (HMI). Moreover, the Internet of Things (IoT) technology provides the technical architecture for wearable smart devices for personal and medical use. While technology is moving closer to our daily life, smartphones and other intelligent devices are witnessing a shift of user behavior in searching and commanding from traditional desktop/typing to voice. This background encourages hardware and software developers to focus on AI technologies such as natural language processing and machine learning. In this new wave of innovation, intelligent personal assistant (IPA), also known as virtual personal assistant (VPA), is the representativ...