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Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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11/28/2017 | 6:44:42 PM
Re: AI and gender
The mention of this topic about men or women’s voices and the reactions in terms of attention surprised me. I find it both intriguing and strange.
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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11/28/2017 | 6:23:15 PM
Re: AI and gender
Do you remember if there was some explanation for pilots responding better to female voices?
kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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11/27/2017 | 8:02:59 AM
Re: AI and gender
I've noticed with increasing age and probably hearing going south, that I'm able to understand men's voices generally better than woman's, perhaps it's a factor of the frequency range making a difference in comprehension o the vocal sounds.
kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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11/14/2017 | 10:49:05 AM
Re: AI and gender
I also seem to recall some research decades ago by the FAA that pilots responded better to female voice responses in aircraft cockpits for various warnings "pull up" etc, etc. Whether that applies to emergency messages or normal responses I'm not so sure.
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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11/5/2017 | 5:21:12 PM
Re: AI and gender
I checked a few articles about it. One argued that consumers like female voices better than male-voiced gadgets, another one said that it’s easier to find a female voice that everyone likes. Siri says he is genderless, and advices I can change his voice in settings. A few other articles were talking about sexism in virtual assistants.
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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11/5/2017 | 3:42:53 PM
Re: AI and gender
I have not noticed a difference in myself either. 
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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11/5/2017 | 1:28:06 AM
Re: AI and gender
How interesting, MItch. I don’t seem to notice a difference in myself, though. Perhaps I just belong to the minority. Are you more likely to pay attention to women’s voices?
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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11/4/2017 | 7:10:11 PM
Re: AI and gender
I seem to recall reading that both men and women are more likely to pay attention to women's voices. 
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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11/3/2017 | 2:27:28 AM
AI and gender
Conversational interfaces using AI and machine learning with voice and natural language recognition are really getting momentum. As noted the accuracy of AIs such as Siri has improved a lot. I frequently use Siri and I’m happy it. I have one question, Mitch, why all these AI assistants that live in our purse/bag/pocket/kitchen/meeting room are conceived as female? What about Spark? Obviously, Monica and Alexa don’t have an option for male voice, as Siri has. I have changed my Siri to a male version.


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