Microsoft has flagged that humans could be listening to “short snippets” of voice conversations on its audio services like Skype and virtual assistant Cortana, Motherboard reported earlier Wednesday. The disclosure reportedly came via an update of its privacy statement.
It comes a week after Motherboard reported that Microsoft contractors listen to recordings of some Skype conversations and interactions with Cortana — which follows Apple, Google and Amazon recently suspending human review of user audio recordings, with Facebook last week following suit.
Microsoft’s privacy statement says human review is used to help build, train and improve accuracy of its artificial intelligence systems.
Microsoft didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.