Google’s new Clips camera takes short looping videos of your kids and your pets, and it does it all using AI. Sure, that sounds like some weird technophobic nightmare—Google, one of the most data-thirsty companies on the planet, pointing a camera at your kids? But the way the company designed the Clips keeps all of your visual memories private until you decide to share them, if you decide to share them at all. Mike and Arielle talk about how Google’s innovative approach to computer vision in consumer products could lead to other types of digital cameras that are as private as a Polaroid.
Some notes: Mike’s review of the Google Clips camera. Recommendations this week: Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos, and the music of Shel Silverstein. Send the hosts feedback on their personal Twitter feeds. Arielle Pardes is @pardesoteric, and Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the main hotline at @GadgetLab. Our theme song is by Solar Keys.
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