Google Nest’s latest smart display with Google Assistant hits store shelves in the United States today. The $229 device with a 10-inch screen uses AI to automate video call framing, responds to hand gestures to pause or play music, and can act as a home security camera. But the only real question you need to ask yourself with the Nest Hub Max is whether you’re comfortable with the idea of bringing facial recognition software into your home.
The Nest Hub Max is the first known smart display with facial recognition software. It takes less than 10 seconds to set up a Google facial recognition profile, and once activated, it personalizes what appears on the screen based on who you are to show your calendar, reminders,