The chances of hackers targeting your own Echo device are also slim, for a variety of reasons.
Security has also progressed alongside camera advancements, and hardware can now be sandboxed and protected against attacks.
Still, we’re not concerned about buying laptops with webcams these days, or stepping onto public transport and getting caught on camera hundreds of times a day.
We’re now approaching a period in technology where it will be key for computers to start having precise machine vision.
Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook and many other companies are working on artificial intelligence that can process images and video and let a computer see and understand the world around it.
You probably already have a smartphone with a camera beside you while you sleep, but it’s probably pointing at the ceiling instead of your bed.
New privacy concerns and social norms are now being broken down through devices like the Echo Spot.