Talking To Our Computers Is Changing Who We Are

HAL It’s watching us. We’re talking to our technology more and more every day.  On Wednesday, Google introduced its new personal assistant, Google Home, which will listen to your voice and provide information on demand, much like the popular Amazon Echo. It’s just the latest in technology that’s always listening and talking back. Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana have been chatting with people for years — and one expert predicts that voice-driven technology will have startling effects on our social interactions moving forward.  “There used to be a disconnect between how we interacted with, say, our desktop computers and our family,” Illah Nourbakhsh, a professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, told The Huffington Post. “We interacted with that computer only when we wanted to. Now technology is pervading the home environment. Your…

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