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AI female voice assistants reinforce gender bias - UN report

AI female voice assistants reinforce gender bias - UN report
Wednesday 22
0:30 2019

The UN report argues in favour of adopting more gender-neutral voices for machines like Alexa Artificial intelligence voice assistants, such as Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri, are perpetuating and spreading gender stereotypes, says a new UN report. Titled "I'd blush if I could", the report from UNESCO says the almost exclusive market of female voice assistants fuels stereotypes that women are "obliging, docile and eager-to-please helpers". And with assistants responding to requests no matter the manner in which they are asked, this also reinforces the idea in some communities that women are "subservient and tolerant of poor treatment". Canalys, a ...

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Summary: The UN report argues in favour of adopting more gender-neutral voices for machines like Alexa Artificial intelligence voice assistants, such as Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri, are perpetuating and spreading gender stereotypes, says a new UN report. Titled "I'd blush if I could", the report from UNESCO says the almost ...

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