There’s a reason Siri, Alexa and A.I. are imagined as female

Virtual assistants are often assumed to be female – perpetuating gendered assumptions in our imagined future. When we can only seemingly imagine an AI as a subservient woman, we reinforce dangerous and outdated stereotypes. What prejudices are perpetuated by putting servile obedient females into our dreams of technology, as well as our current experiences?

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Cobra951665d ago

The frequency range of the female voice produces more intelligible speech than the male range. For the gender-obsessed, it would be easy enough to use men, and pitch up their recorded voices into the female range. Except that would bring more social troublemakers out of the woodwork. Using men, virtual or real, to replace women, virtual or real? Oh no you don't!