Oh Great, Now Alexa Will Judge Your Outfits, Too

IMG_0198.JPGEcho Look is like the 2017 version of Cher’s computerized closet from the movie Clueless. It can catalogue your clothes, suggests outfits, and help you decide between two different looks using its “Style Check” feature. You can create a style Lookbook, from which Amazon can recommend new brands and clothing you might want. There are big privacy concerns here, clearly—do you really want Amazon to know when you’ve gained or lost a little weight? Imagine what else it can infer from that? And what else the camera will see when you’re showing it your clothing?—but no less important are the psychological repercussions of allowing a computer to judge you…….Read More