Challenges with personal assistants
As we’re heading into an era where most people will have a personal assistant, we’ll also face new challenges.
What boundaries are set for my assistant's capabilities?
Is my personal data fully accessible to my assistant?
What happens if there’s a data breach?
Which systems will be able to get personal information from my agent?
How do I control that?
Could my health provider interact with my assistant to obtain health-related information?
How are personal assistants engineered to harmonize with a variety of devices, platforms, and digital services?
What norms will be set in place to foster interoperability and a unified user experience?
What steps will be initiated to curb excessive reliance on personal assistants?
How will the potential erosion of basic skills or the ability to accomplish tasks without tech aid be offset?
How will the rationale behind personal assistants' decisions be conveyed to users?
What preventative actions will be enacted to thwart the exploitation of personal assistants for malevolent ends?
What ethical frameworks will be constituted for creating and applying personal assistants?