"Researchers from Copenhagen Pride have come up with such a voice assistant, that is genderless. The idea behind Q is to give things like smart speakers a gender-neutral voice in order to inject an element of inclusion into AI tech, as well as remove gender bias".
“As voice assisted platforms to become more pervasive in our lives, technology companies are continuing to gender their voice tech to fit scenarios in which they believe consumers will feel most comfortable adopting and using it. A male voice is used in more authoritative roles, such as banking and insurance apps, and a female voice in more service-oriented roles, such as Alexa or Siri,” Virtue said.
"Q is a step forward in true innovation because it forces a critical examination of the belief systems. It offers all the feature that tech companies frequently call upon to justify their own gendered virtual assistants: warmth, helpfulness, a sense of authority".
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