Why do AI voice assistants default to female voices?
Have you noticed that voice assistants like Alexa and Siri default to female voices?
This hour, we talk about how artificial intelligence is reinforcing gender biases.
Plus, a look at how representations of artificial intelligence in pop culture have contributed to this model.
- Kerry McInerney: Research fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence and co-host of The Good Robot Podcast
- Deborah Tannen: Distinguished university professor of linguistics at Georgetown University and author of You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, among other books
- Lisa Yaszek: Regents professor of science fiction studies in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech
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Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, Cat Pastor, and Lizzie Van Arnam contributed to this show, which originally aired March 6, 2023.