AI, digital assistants, and women’s voices

A great article on Medium about the reach of women’s voices in the subordinate role of digital assistant.

Digital assistants, the author argues, are predominantly female and respond to harassment and disapproval in coy, submissive and possibly flirtatious ways.

But the author also makes the point that the world needs to hear male voices as well as female ones emanating from our smart devices.

Worth reading, and contemplating how you are influencing the voice and— just as important—the tone of the bots that shape your organisational world.

Article: https://medium.com/new-york-magazine/siri-alexa-cortana-and-the-command-of-womens-voices-b87eda5715f5


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