#23 – Female voice assistants reinforce gender bias
"We didn't really think about that". This week there's a lot of mismatch between short term goals and long term consequences.
Female voice assistants reinforce gender bias according to a new UN report
When a user tells Alexa, "You're hot," her standard response has been a cheerful "That's nice of you to say!". Most virtual assistants have female names by default. Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa are only a small sample of technology with female voices and a submissive or even fl…
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