Amazon's Astro robot for the home is designed to make us love and trust it. (Those eyes!) But to function properly, Astro -- which brims with cameras, sensors, facial recognition and AI -- needs an enormous amount of your personal data.
That's one of the issues that CNET's David Priest grapples with in his excellent and thorough, which, in an extended period of day-to-day use, he found to be charming, ambitious and very much a work in progress. It's more than just an Echo Show display on wheels, for better and for worse. Separately, colleague Laura Hautala digs into . One privacy advocate worries about a "dystopian level of surveillance capitalism," though Amazon says it has protections in place.
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