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Microsoft “Recall” Feature Will Take Screenshots Every Three Seconds To Help You Remember

Microsoft "Recall" Feature Will Take Screenshots Every Three Seconds To Help You Remember. Photo by Microsoft/YouTube

Microsoft’s new Recall feature for their Copilot+ PCs might be one of the most privacy-invading features they’ll release. Its negatives heavily outweigh the positives, but it might have a niche for some people.

Recall Your Past Memories

Do you ever get that moment where you’re trying to remember something, and it’s at the tip of your tongue? However, you just can’t remember it, no matter what. It’s an unsatisfying feeling.

Microsoft clearly wants to fix this issue for its users. While the thought and effort behind that idea can be appreciated, this might not be the best way to tackle it.

AI is slowly taking over the world as everything utilizes the technology. Microsoft is embracing the trend for its Snapdragon-run PCs.

One feature of this new technology is what the company calls “Recall.” It’s part of their new Copilot+ features; its job is to take screenshots of your screen every few seconds. Thus, if you want to remember something but can only think of the tidbits leading up to it, it can help you recall it.

It assures users that it won’t share these photos with other users, Microsoft or anyone else. They’ll only be available for the owner’s use.

Microsoft "Recall" Feature Will Take Screenshots Every Three Seconds To Help You Remember. Photo by Microsoft/YouTube
Photo by Microsoft/YouTube

However, this still screams of a possible invasion of privacy. If not through the application and Microsoft, hackers can use it to get more information. This leaves a big responsibility on the company to create another layer of protection to prevent hackers from accessing it. Time will only tell if “Recall” will be more beneficial than detrimental.

AI Is Progressing Rapidly

Microsoft recently highlighted another benefit of having Copilot+ on your PC. It helps you with Minecraft. Have you ever wanted to have your backseater? Now, you can use their newest AI feature.

The AI will also help with art and creating live captions from videos. However, other companies’ products based on these features usually turn out half-baked at best.

Do you think Copilot+ is a good step in the right direction for AI?

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