Ownership of Intelligent Assistants: A New Paradigm
Traditional Ownership Models: Phones and Apps
The Shift with Intelligent Assistants (IAs)
Data Security and Autonomy
Your IA works both with and without an internet connection, ensuring that most of your sensitive data resides solely on the device. This localized data storage is encrypted and can only be decrypted using a combination of a physical key and biometric verification. If you lose the device, you lose access to the data, but so does anyone who might find or steal the device.
Implications of True Ownership
Ownership in the context of IAs is profound. It grants users complete control over their device, both in terms of function and the data it holds. It is a shift from a model of conditional usage, bound by agreements and subscriptions, to one of true ownership. This evolution in consumer technology changes not just our interaction with devices, but also the ethical and legal landscape surrounding them.