Google has been listening to us and audio recordings have been leaked

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According to La Presse, Google employees have been listening in on users’ conversations, and some audio recordings have just been leaked. The tech giant admitted Thursday that hired language experts have been using pieces—or “snippets”—of recordings to help improve audio recognition. Some Google users are seeing this as an invasion of privacy. Artificial intelligence systems are made to respond to voice commands—like “Hey Google!” Assistants can be asked to play music or describe weather conditions, and are helped greatly by the pieces of speech that language experts analyze. Of course, a plethora of accents and languages have to be thoroughly distinguished, for Google to optimize its services.