Sexy female chatbot
If you haven’t already noticed, bots are on the rise and we take a look at what they are and what they mean.
You might want to digest that word for a little while.
Though if you ask Siri if it’s a man or woman, she replies, “I am genderless. And certain species of fish.” Stanford University Computer Science Professor James Landay said he’s noticed that many virtual assistants are female.
In protest, he changed Siri on his phone to a British man’s voice.
“Even if you say it’s changeable, by making it a default you’re making a conscious design decision about what most people are going to use,” he said.
In essence, it’s about using human language, our speech or words to interact with systems, and that the systems themselves learn from our language, behaviour and input.