The sound of her voice: Why Alexa and other smart home devices need a feminist reboot

Dr Yolande Strengers thinks gender neutrality is only one of the solutions to the cricism around these devices being feminised.
Dr Yolande Strengers thinks gender neutrality is only one of the solutions to the cricism around these devices being feminised. © france24

Have you noticed how the dulcet tones of our smart home devices all happen to be female and rather obliging? Annette Young talks to Dr Yolande Strengers, an Australian digital sociologist and co-author of '"The Smart Wife: Why Alexa and other devices need a feminist reboot."

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