Can we call it a conversation when the other is at our beck and call?
The purpose of The Voice is to respond to our requests, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It doesn't take days off and never complains. No need to say "please, thank you": the usual pleasantries are optional
There is cause for worry about children who are learning to speak in this day and age. For the rest of us, our social habits remain largely unchanged. At their launch, Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Google Assistant all had female voices, because “both men and women prefer the sound of a woman's voice”
". We would be conditioned to see women in administrative roles (Adrienne LaFrance, in the Atlantic 2016). Le Monde
wonders if “interacting on a daily basis with an artefact interpreting in such a applied way the role of the housewife does not flatter our old phallocratic inclinations, leading to a reinforcement of gender inequalities. "
Besides, is it necessary to assign a genre to a robot? Stanford University asks itself the question in its study "Are computers gender-neutral?" ". The first gender-neutral voice was born this year: Q, whose frequency is always between 145 and 175 Hz, thus avoiding gender extremes.