Why Are So Many Robot Voices Female?

Humans are needy bunch. We require love, trust, time, patience, attention, guidance and support. In childhood, this typically comes from our parents. In adulthood, when the doting routines of our parents slip away, we look for these qualities in other places. And we find them in our pockets, our loudspeakers and our cars. They’re the robot voices that guide us through our days and nights — and more often than not, they’re replacing Mom, not Dad. So why, exactly, are all these automated voices women, not men? Source: Giphy “You seem like a person, but you’re just a voice in a computer,” Theodore tells Samantha, his digital assistant. In the beginning of Spike Jonze’s 2013 film Her, Theodore, played by Joaquin Phoenix, is perplexed by his new robot friend. By the…


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