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The Killing IT Podcast

IT authors and entrepreneurs Ryan Morris, Karl Palachuk, and Dave Sobel provide commentary on the changing world of technology opportunities and emerging tech.

We want to expand the discussion from the SMB IT channel to all things tech - with one eye on the future and the other on profits. Join us!

Jun 8, 2021

Topic 1: Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors.

Amazon introduces "sidewalk" network sharing.

This feature is ON by default. At this point, Amazon's new mesh network sharing is experimental. How do you feel about that? Is this OK from Apple but not from Amazon?

Read in Ars Technica:


Topic 2: The Era of the Digital Leash is well on its way. Now add some AI analysis.

Bosses putting a 'digital leash' on remote workers could be crossing a privacy line. We've reported about watching both students and employees. Now we find this constant monitoring moving into warehouses and more types of employees. We seriously question whether this is a good thing.

Read in CNBC:


Topic 3: Emotion-tracking AI.

Even if we can, should we?

Emotion-detection AI meets eye-tracking technology. A major merger claims to be able to tell how you're feeling (when driving).

The really interesting question is, what other applications could use this technology? AI that can recognize emotions has the ability to bring us more-social robots as well as improve customer service chatbots.

The emerging question with AI seems to be: Should we?

Read in ZDNet:

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