Intuitive Privacy from Acoustic Reach: A Case for Networked Voice User-Interfaces

Tom Bäckström, Sneha Das, Pablo Perez Zarazaga, Johannes Fischer, Rainhard Findling, Stephan Sigg, Le Nguyen

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Abstract

The effect that advances in voice interface technologies have on privacy has not yet received the attention it deserves. Systems in which multiple devices collaborate to provide a unified user-interface amplify those worries about privacy. We discuss ethical implications of voice enabled devices on privacy in typical scenarios at home, office, in a car and in the public. From our findings, it follows that the reach of voice can be exploited as a feature to intuitively define the extent of privacy. In particular, the acoustic reach of speech signals can serve as a feature for designing privacy-gentle voice user-interfaces which are intuitive to use. We argue that this approach poses reasonable technological requirements and establishes a natural experience of privacy which confirms intuitive perception.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st ISCA Symposium on Security and Privacy in Speech Communication
PublisherISCA
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021
MoE publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
EventISCA Symposium on Security and Privacy in Speech Communication - Virtual, Online
Duration: 10 Nov 202112 Nov 2021
Conference number: 1

Conference

ConferenceISCA Symposium on Security and Privacy in Speech Communication
CityVirtual, Online
Period10/11/202112/11/2021

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