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Why do we gender AI? Voice tech firms move to be more inclusive

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Gender-neutral voice assistants and accent recognition among projects in the pipeline Technology that can understand regional accents and gender-neutral voice assistants are among the developments expected in the voice technology field in 2020. Products such as Alexa and Siri have faced mounting criticism that the technology behind them disproportionately misunderstands women, ethnic minorities and those with accents not represented in datasets that have historically favoured white and Chinese male voices.
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