"I think people tend to construct tools in society's image without thinking too much about it.
As builders we have an opportunity to reimagine convention that is more socially productive. As Mic previously reported, ascribing a female identity to these digital beings is rooted in the secretary tradition — the antiquated notion that ties secretarial voices and subservient jobs to femininity. Boyer-Dry said that product design can be impactful in a "quiet way.""If, for instance, the go-to digital assistant is male, that is paradigm-shifting for all of us in a big way," she said. I really look at that as an opportunity for those of us building the next generation of tools and artificial personalities."People are going to be interacting with digital assistants more than ever. And that movement presents an opportunity: to not default to female identities as we continue to move toward our bot future.
You need to think about that in order to nudge users into a more progressive interaction."Yet we keep infusing these noncorporeal, genderless digital assistants with estrogen. Who knew a hipster cat would be the voice of reason?
"To me that signals a lack of reflection," Boyer-Dry said. Assistants have largely been female." And it keeps happening.
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But, how many bots can you have a serious, enjoyable conversation with when you're lonely, when you need advice, or when you just want someone to talk with?
Amid the Alexas and Cortanas and Siris and Tays and Amys, a wild cat from Brooklyn appears — a dude chatbot in a sea of subservient ladies.
But that's starting to change as a growing number of consumers - and companies - turn to digital assistants.
Some developers are going against the grain, creating chatbots and messaging apps that no longer conform to one gender and challenging a tradition of female digital assistants that some say display submissive personalities.