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[Off-Topic] [Quick Chat #3] Which Voice Do You Prefer For Your Voice Assistant? Male Or Female?

2018-08-18 21:45:36
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Hi, Mi Fans!

Voice Of Your Virtual Voice Assistant: It would possibly not be one thing you take into accounts every day, but it surely’s a very powerful query that — why are maximum voice assistants feminine? Is this a mindful effort from firms, or is it simply an ordinary that everybody blindly follows? The answer is in front of us. Microsoft did an extensive research before releasing Cortana and found that the majority of customers preferred female voice assistants to male ones. Even, Jeff Bezos - The CEO Of Amazon have confronted that the inspiration behind their Voice Assistant - Alexa was the star trek computer, which had woman's voice.

But why is it like this? Some say that the female voices are warmer and more relatable, and make people receptive to voice-activated technology. Or is it because people are conditioned to expect women, not men, to be in administrative roles—and that the makers of digital assistants are influenced by these social expectations? Whatever it is,

But now, the time has changed. Now that the companies are giving us more options! You can see Google, which gives us 8 different Assistant Voices to chose from including male voices. Even Apple's Voice Assistant Siri lets you chose between male and female voice.


This is no doubt a positive change, and one that’s happening for a reason. In a recent NPR interview, LivePerson CEO and EqualAI leader Robert LoCascio argued that we need to consciously decide what voices we include with each voice assistant, and how those decisions affect our lives. He noted that children are susceptible to picking up the way you’re “supposed” to talk to voice assistants and that it could have a negative effect on how we talk to women. For that, he added,
If you talk derogatory to an Alexa, children pick this up. They go back to school and they think this is the way you talk to someone and this is maybe the way you talk to women.
This is one of the reasons companies are including male, female, and gender ambiguous voices. Allowing users to choose which voice they connect with the most is a win-win for everyone — users feel a more personal connection to their assistants, in turn pushing them to use them more.

Let's see what's your say in this?

Which Voice Do You Prefer For Your Voice Assistant? Male Or Female?

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Master Bunny

Vizard | from Redmi Note 5 Pro

#1

I Prefer Female Regardless of everything :p
2018-08-18 22:41:37

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Asha@63. | from MIX

#2

I prefer Female Voice Assistant
2018-08-18 23:21:21

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blesn | from MI MAX

#3

female voice have less base so it's easly understand
2018-08-18 23:45:38

Wizard Bunny

Sampath madurai | from Redmi Note 4

#4

Voted Thanks for your information
2018-08-18 23:57:13

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Soyab Tavani | from app

#5

We can prefer female voice asistance
2018-08-19 00:09:12

Rookie Bunny

1682741667 | from Redmi Note 4

#6

female assistant is better
2018-08-19 00:12:49

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Sumitchy806 | from app

#7

I prefer female voice
2018-08-19 00:26:49

Master Bunny

Mohammad Enayat | from Mi A1

#8

I prefer female voice provided there's no argument or debate :P
2018-08-19 01:25:04

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Aqeel Ghouse | from Redmi Note 4

#9

Female because we clearly understand it
2018-08-19 02:11:18
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nilprit | from Redmi Note 5 Pro

#10

..........??
2018-08-19 02:13:53
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