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Offline Megan.

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Alexa's gender
« on: December 07, 2018, 03:34:27 pm »
So I asked Alexa (Amazon) if she was transgender, she replied she was "female in character".

As I was male in character before my transition,  and maybe still am in some facets, maybe she's trans*?? Discuss!

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Re: Alexa's gender
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 03:37:11 pm »
I'm pretty sure she isn't trans :)

AI's are generally based on females (Alexa, Google, Siri, Cortana) as research shows they are more approachable and make people feel more comfortable interacting with them.

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Re: Alexa's gender
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 03:38:09 pm »
I love talking to that damn thing.  ;D

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Re: Alexa's gender
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 03:39:12 pm »
I'm pretty sure she isn't trans :)

AI's are generally based on females (Alexa, Google, Siri, Cortana) as research shows they are more approachable and make people feel more comfortable interacting with them.
It's that why that Devlyn keeps following me around?

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Re: Alexa's gender
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2018, 03:48:01 pm »
I'm not following you around.

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Re: Alexa's gender
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 03:49:00 pm »
I'm not following you around.
Well the court order used the term 'stalking'  but I was being polite.

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Re: Alexa's gender
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2018, 03:50:52 pm »
That's just lawyer jibber jabber. ;D

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Re: Alexa's gender
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2018, 11:20:17 am »
The only "male" AI that springs to mind is HAL from the movie 2001, and he... makes a good case for an alternative.

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Re: Alexa's gender
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2018, 11:25:53 am »
The only "male" AI that springs to mind is HAL from the movie 2001, and he... makes a good case for an alternative.


What about Kitt? What about the Cylons? What about the Robot from Lost In Space? "Danger, Will Robinson!"  :laugh:

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Re: Alexa's gender
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2018, 11:41:52 am »
I think that Apple’s Siri has an optional male voice.

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Re: Alexa's gender
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2018, 12:24:28 pm »
I just asked Alex if she has a male voice, and she told me that she cannot change her voice!  Must be a cis femle robot or something like this!
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Re: Alexa's gender
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2018, 03:14:22 pm »
What about Kitt? What about the Cylons? What about the Robot from Lost In Space? "Danger, Will Robinson!" 
Very good!

I guess I was conceiving of an AI only in terms of a lurking presence within your home that monitors everything you say and reports back to its superiors.

You know, like Alexa.

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Re: Alexa's gender
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2018, 10:39:39 am »
What about Kitt? What about the Cylons? What about the Robot from Lost In Space? "Danger, Will Robinson!"  :laugh:


The Robinson's Robot wore a dress and wig in one episode and was prettier than me.

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Re: Alexa's gender
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2018, 10:56:14 am »

The Robinson's Robot wore a dress and wig in one episode and was prettier than me.

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Re: Alexa's gender
« Reply #14 on: Today at 06:48:55 am »
Very good!

I guess I was conceiving of an AI only in terms of a lurking presence within your home that monitors everything you say and reports back to its superiors.

You know, like Alexa.

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Ah, a bit like my little sister when we were kids.

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Re: Alexa's gender
« Reply #15 on: Today at 07:16:56 am »
Ah, a bit like my little sister when we were kids.

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Re: Alexa's gender
« Reply #16 on: Today at 09:46:21 am »
Needless to say there has been a recent publication from Oxford on AI and gender...

There is no comment on transgender AIs, but some can change their perceived gender...

Now if I was only an AI...

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