The Real Reason Voice Assistants Are Female (and Why it Matters)

PCMag
PCMag
Jan 29, 2018 · 3 min read

Our interactions with AI teach and train it, but we are also shaped by these experiences.

By Chandra Steele

Ask your phone, Echo, or computer something. Or call your bank and talk to the automated menu. I’ll wait.

Whatever you asked, a synthesized version of a woman likely answered you, polite and…