The Wi-Fi Alliance has created a new standard for mesh networks, and Kevin and I are on top of it, discussing what it means, who’s participating, and whether or not it matters. We then tackle Sigfox’s new sensorand network in a box offering before sharing details on a new home hubfrom Hubitat that keeps your data local. Kevin discusses his experience with the $20 Wyze v2 camera. He also bought a Nest x Yale lock, so we talk about that before getting a tip from a listener on the hotline about using cameras to set his alarm. Our guest this week is Chris Meyer, who is head of developer experience at Misty Robotics. We talk about the newly launched personal robot that is aimed squarely at developers. You’re going to enjoy this episode.
Michael Domitrovits says
Hi Stacey and Kevin. Thanks for your podcast. I find it very informative and intelligently done. This comment is in reference to podcast 166. I liked your GDPR update and I’m sure there is more to come. When you were discussing Amazon calendar booking, I didn’t hear you mention how Amazon is handling GDPR for this. In my opinion, it is really breaking new ground in this space because just because I gave you my name, email, etc. (ie. me personal information), doesn’t mean I want you to give it to Amazon where they can use it to do as they please. Do you even know if I’m an EU citizen? Imagine the complexity for a global business to manage this? Curious if you have gotten through the T&Cs for Amazon and would love to hear a summary of how they “get around” this.
While on the topic of GDPR, how are companies expected to handle dual citizenship? I don’t know that I have ever been asked my citizenship on a terms of service contract. If I have EU/US citizenship, aren’t I protected by the GDPR even if I live in the US?
One last comment on you analysis of Duplex performing a reservation without the person answering even knowing that it was a computer. I agree that this is bordering on the creepy end of AI and I’d like to know if I’m not speaking with a human. If the roles were reversed though and duplex was answering the call on the businesses behalf, I think I’d be OK with that. It would be a vast improvement over voicemail and all I’d really care about as the person requesting an appointment is to ensure I could get one for the time I desired. Seems like a better use case where the customer could be happy and the business could reduce the cost of making appointments by paying Google instead of an employee salary.
Keep top the great work!