Alexa, does my bum look big in this? Or... recapture your privacy in the IoT age
Living in the future is great.
The gadgets are awesome, the convenience is great, oh, and your life insurance premium just went up because you bought crisps at the supermarket.
Have you ever had your home voice assistant randomly burst out laughing? While you weren't even talking to it? While you were getting dressed? While you were enjoying sexy-times? Does that freak you out?
This presentation is about some ways to enjoy the benefits of the Internet of Things without spiking the freak-o-meter.
Many home automation devices default to "big brother mode", with all its invasions and risks. For example, did you know that is now cheaper to produce a smart TV than a non-smart TV, because of the value of the data that smart TVs leak?
We'll look at how to subvert big brother by making your smart devices work for you and not their corporate creators.
Christopher Biggs is a lifelong gadget tinkerer and builder. His professional career encompasses software development, system architecture and engineering management.
Since 2016 has been the principal of Accelerando Consulting, a boutique consultancy specialising in the “Internet of Things” (IoT). Accelerando helps businesses run faster and smoother by researching
the right IoT solutions or creating something new tailored to your exact needs.
Christopher is convenor of the Brisbane Internet of Things interest group, and has presented at conferences around Australia and internationally.
In his spare time he builds (and destroys) robots with his three children, and adds to the growing Internet of Things.