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Privacy experts sound the alarm over Microsoft's latest AI tool

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Microsoft has introduced a new AI tool called Recall for Windows computers. The tool acts as a personal ’time machine,’ allowing users to retrieve anything that has been on their screen. It saves screenshots of the user’s screen and uses AI to make the data searchable. While this feature is a significant advancement in AI, concerns have been raised about potential misuse and privacy issues. Experts warn that if the tool falls into the wrong hands, it could compromise user privacy and security. The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office is investigating the tool to ensure user privacy safeguards are in place. Despite assurances from Microsoft about data staying on the user’s device, critics argue that there could still be potential risks and that technology often lacks consideration for malicious uses.