AI Health Coaches: Empowering Fitness with Data, but at What Cost to Privacy?
New Wave of AI Health Coaches Raises Concerns about Data Privacy
Fitbit made headlines recently by unveiling its AI health coach, Fitbit Labs, set to debut in 2024. This service aims to leverage the wealth of data collected by Fitbit devices to provide users with deeper insights through the power of artificial intelligence.
One key feature of Fitbit Labs is the introduction of a chatbot within the Fitbit app. Users will be able to ask questions like, “What can you tell me about my last run?” The Fitbit Labs chatbot will then deliver information, including details like pace, distance, and time, along with more advanced analysis, such as reasons behind a less successful run compared to previous similar ones.