Content-type: text/html Downes.ca ~ Stephen's Web ~ New Windows AI feature records everything you've done on your PC

Stephen Downes

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I guess I shouldn't be surprised by the alarm this feature is raising: "At a Build conference event on Monday, Microsoft revealed a new AI-powered feature called "Recall" for Copilot PCs that will allow Windows 11 users to search and retrieve their past activities on their PC. To make it work, Recall records everything users do on their PC, including activities in apps, communications in live meetings, and websites visited for research." This is the trade-off, though. To provide these great services, the AI will have to have access to your personal information. It can't just make stuff up! You can and should be able to turn it off. But then you have to do without the service. But that just cedes the advantage to people like me who will turn it on and have access to these far-reaching capacities. Privacy! Hah! I grew up in a small town, I know how to live without privacy.

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