Roomba Maker Mei Kushiriki Maps ya Watumiaji’ Nyumba na Google, Amazon au Apple

Roomba Maker May Share Maps of Users’ Homes with Google, Amazon or Apple

Mtendaji mkuu iRobot anasema kampuni inaweza kushiriki au kuuza ramani za nyumba watumiaji robot utupu 'ya Marekani makampuni tech kama sehemu ya smart nyumbani na faida kushinikiza


Powered by Guardian.co.ukMakala hii yenye jina “Roomba maker inaweza kushiriki ramani ya watumiaji’ nyumba na Google, Amazon au Apple” iliandikwa na Alex Hern, kwa theguardian.com Jumanne Julai 25 2017 10.47 UTC

maker wa Roomba roboti utupu, iRobot, imepata yenyewe iliingia katika mstari faragha baada mtendaji wake mkuu alipendekeza inaweza kuanza kuuza mipango ya sakafu ya nyumba ya wateja, inayotokana na harakati data ya watumishi wao uhuru.

"Kuna mazingira yote ya mambo na huduma ambazo nyumbani smart unaweza kutoa wakati ambapo utakuwa na ramani ya utajiri wa nyumbani kwamba mtumiaji anaruhusiwa kuwa pamoja,"Alisema Colin Angle, bosi iRobot ya.

uwezekano kwamba imesababisha mabadiliko katika mwelekeo kutoka kampuni ya teknolojia. Wakati wote wa Usafi wa robots mbalimbali yake ni uwezo wa kuabiri chumba, tu mashine ya juu inafanya hivyo kwa kuunda ramani ya akili wa nafasi; bots yake dumber tu hoja karibu nasibu mpaka ni pretty sure wameweza ilichukua eneo zima.

Angle aliiambia Reuters kwamba iRobot, ambayo alifanya Roomba sambamba na Amazon Alexa sauti msaidizi mwaka March, inaweza kufikia mpango wa kuuza ramani yake ya moja au zaidi ya Big Three - Amazon, Apple na Google Alfabeti - katika miaka michache ijayo. Hakuna hata tatu maoni juu ya habari hii.

mipango yalikuwa kupokea chanya na wawekezaji, kupeleka iRobot ya hisa zikianza kwa $102 katikati ya Juni na $35 mwaka mmoja uliopita na kutoa ni thamani ya soko ya karibu $ 2.5bn juu ya 2016 mapato ya $ 660m.

Yote Roombas iRobot hutumia masafa mafupi infrared au laser sensorer kuchunguza na kuepuka vikwazo, lakini katika 2015 iRobot aliongeza kamera, sensorer mpya na programu ya centralt 900-mfululizo wake Roomba kwamba akampa uwezo wa kujenga ramani wakati kuweka wimbo wa maeneo yao wenyewe ndani yake.

Kinachojulikana sawia ujanibishaji na ramani (Slam) teknolojia itawezesha Roomba, na mengine ya juu-mwisho "robo-Vacs" yaliyotolewa na Dyson na wapinzani wengine, kufanya mambo kama kuacha vacuuming, kichwa nyuma kituo chake cha kuchaji na kisha kurudi mahali pamoja na kumaliza kazi.

kampuni ya smart nyumbani maono imesaidia kuleta karibu baadhi ya wakosoaji wa zamani. Willem Mesdag, mkurugenzi mwenza wa mfuko ua Red Mountain Capital - ambaye aliongoza halikufanikiwa mbadala mapambano dhidi Angle mwaka jana na jeraha up kuuza iRobot hisa yake - ni wakati hasa mkono wa mwelekeo wa kampuni hiyo.

"Nadhani wana kubwa kwanza mwanzilishi faida,"Said Mesdag, ambao anadhani iRobot itakuwa upatikanaji kubwa kwa moja ya kubwa tatu. "Ushindani inalenga kufanya bidhaa kusafisha, si ya ramani robot. "

Lakini matumizi ya mawakili wamekuwa na wasiwasi zaidi na pendekezo. Kuuza data kuhusu nyumba za watumiaji huzua masuala ya faragha wazi, Alisema Ben Rose, mchambuzi ambaye inashughulikia iRobot kwa vita Road Utafiti. Wateja wanaweza kupata hiyo "aina ya kitu inatisha,"Alisema.

Jim Killock, mkurugenzi mtendaji wa Open Haki Group, alikubaliana, akisema: "Huu ni mfano hasa creepy jinsi sera zetu za inaweza kudhoofisha na makampuni ambayo wanataka kufaidika na habari kwamba vifaa mahiri inaweza kuzalisha kuhusu nyumba yetu na maisha.

"Smart za nyumbani unaweza kuwezesha makampuni ya kupata taarifa ambazo tunafikiria kuwa binafsi, kama vile mipango ya sakafu ya ambapo sisi kuishi. Hata hivyo, hii si data lazima binafsi kama ulinzi chini ya sheria za ulinzi wa data.

"Kampuni za lazima kutibu takwimu zilizokusanywa katika makazi ya watu kana kwamba ni data binafsi na kuhakikisha kwamba ridhaa wazi ni kutafuta kukusanya na kushiriki maelezo haya. Kutumia mbinu ya kimaadili, badala ya kutekeleza kwa mahitaji ndogo kisheria, bila kujenga imani na wateja. "

Angle alisema iRobot bila kuuza data bila idhini wateja wake ', but he expressed confidence most would give their consent in order to access the smart home functions.

 

The company’s terms of service appear to give the company the right to sell such data already, Hata hivyo. When signing up for the company’s Home app, which connects to its smart robots, customers have to agree to a privacy policy that states that it can share personal information with subsidiaries, third party vendors, and the government, as well as in connection with “any company transaction” such as a merger or external investment.

“Maybe that doesn’t unnerve you, but it probably should," says Rhett Jones of technology site Gizmodo. “This is all part of the larger quest for a few major companies to hoover up every bit of data about you that they can. Sasa, they want to know all about your living space.

“Going through the iRobot terms of service, you can see just how much data is already being collected on a daily basis just by clicking like on a Facebook page or visiting a corporate website,” Jones adds. “And that data will likely be just as insecure tomorrow as it is today.”

At the opposite end of the market, iRobot faces competition from companies not caring at all about smart mapping technology, who are driving down the cost at the entry level. A rising group of mostly cheaper competitors – such as the well-reviewed £229 Eufy RoboVac 11 that’s more than £100 cheaper than the comparable Roomba 650 – which are threatening to turn a once-futuristic product into a commoditised home appliance.

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