We do a lot on our computers every day, and while apps like web browsers let you track your browsing history, there’s no easy way to go back and check something you’ve been working on — until now. Rewind AI announced a new program that records everything you do on your Mac, so you can refresh your memory whenever you want.
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As the name suggests, Rewind AI records everything you’ve seen, said, or heard while using your Mac. With this recording, users can easily go back to a specific time of the day to watch it again. But the app goes beyond saving long-distance screen recordings.
There aren’t many details about the technology behind the app, but the company’s website says that it uses “extraordinary compression” that can record large amounts of data without significant quality loss. The developers say that a 10.5GB recording becomes a 2.8MB file. This allows Rewind AI to “save years of recordings.”
The app also uses OCR to identify text content combined with speech recognition to provide powerful search capabilities. In a short demo video shared by the company, we can see that the app’s interface has a search bar where users can return to a specific time of day by typing a word or phrase.
Interestingly, Rewind AI was developed for Macs with Apple Silicon chips. This is because it uses certain features of Apple’s SoCs to record everything without overusing system resources like CPU and RAM. “It feels invisible,” says the app’s website.
There are, however, many privacy concerns about an application that records everything that users do on their computers. The Rewind AI website states that recordings are stored locally and that the app has no cloud integration. Users can also delete recordings at any time, and exclude certain applications from recording.
However, ArsTechnica you realize that there are many other situations that can put users at risk. This includes the potential abuse of administrators, law enforcement, and repressive governments. Not to mention the legal issues of recording sensitive information or potential data leaks.
There is no word on when Rewind AI will be released to the public. Those interested in trying out the platform can register on the company’s website. Would you use such software? Let us know in the comments below.
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