Sexy female chatbot
“Technology has the power to reshape what the new normal is,” said Stuart Geiger, an ethnographer and post-doctoral scholar at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science at UC Berkeley. “When an engineer or product manager goes to automate a task, they sort of have an idea in their minds of humans who were performing it before,” Geiger said.Historically, secretaries and administrative assistants have been women, and women still comprise about 94 percent of people in those jobs, according to 2014 data from the U. Siri, perhaps the best known intelligent assistant, is a case in point.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.It was made (in)famous by You can view bots from at least four different perspectives; as an operating system (a new platform), as an interface (compared to web and apps), as a product (the user and consumer perspective) or as a channel (the enterprise and advertiser perspective, wanting to reach consumers).Tech companies could give users the option to choose a gender for a virtual assistant when they set up their devices, rather than defaulting to a female one, he said.“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.
While Siti is simplistic, it’s a useful minimum viable product for the type of innovations–grounded in local tech usage patterns and easy to design and update–that will likely dominate the nexus of technology and international development during the coming years.
From Apple’s Siri to Amazon’s Alexa, a majority of the world’s most popular virtual assistants have female personas.
But that’s starting to change as a growing number of consumers — and companies — turn to digital assistants.
When I first heard that Facebook Messenger was introducing chatbots, I immediately thought back to junior high summers.
Picture a virtual assistant that helps find directions, schedules appointments or plays music, and the soothing yet robotic sound of a female voice likely comes to mind.