Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday April 04, 2016

Obsession With "Female" Digital Servants Needs To Change

At first, I checked to make sure this wasn't an April Fools Day joke but the article is dated today. Are we now so politically correct that people are condemning the use of female voices for digital services?

Alexa, Tay, Siri, Cortana, Xiaoice, and Google Now. These technologies all have one thing in common - they are digital servants aimed at a mass-market audience that feature a "female" voice or persona. Am I the only one that thinks that this more than a little creepy?