Subtle Sexism in Our Application of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming a hot topic within technology. And there’s little wonder why – exploring the world of AI is just as exciting as exploring the possibilities in virtual reality. But when it comes to AI, many of the issues that pervade our current culture also persist within this new frontier. For as long as AI has been a viable option for digital exploration, AI has been exclusively female. Whether it’s in the form of Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, Amazon’s Alexa, every GPS system across the country and most science fiction films, the AI we have familiarized ourselves with has been exclusively female. This cultural phenom is particularly interesting when we understand that AI, as a genderless and completely customizable entity, is merely a reflection of our…


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