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Poll: Poll: have you changed Siri’s voice to male.. (72 member(s) have cast votes)

have you changed Siri’s voice to male.. And if not why not?

  1. Yes (14 votes [19.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.44%

  2. No (57 votes [79.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 79.17%

  3. I hadn’t but I have now (1 votes [1.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.39%

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#1 Chaotic Pogo

Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:33 PM

Poll: Have you changed Siri’s voice to male?  If not, why not?

It takes less than 30 seconds.

#2 SeaPrincess

Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:34 PM

Is there a reason why I should have?

#3 chillipeppers

Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:36 PM

Ive turned Siri off. It’s annoying

Edited by chillipeppers, 13 August 2019 - 09:36 PM.


#4 Riotproof

Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:37 PM

Look, it’s like the navigation tbh.. I always pick female because the male voices are irritating.

#5 ERipley

Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:40 PM

.

Edited by ERipley, 19 August 2019 - 08:48 PM.


#6 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:41 PM

i’ve turned siri off - i find it annoying and useless


#7 seayork2002

Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:43 PM

What happens if you are called Siri? Does it confuse things.

Answering the ops question - if we get money yes I will. If not then no

#8 Murderino

Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:43 PM

I only learned recently that you can change the voice (I think one of the kids told me) but I haven’t changed it.

I think I’ve also read men change it more than women?

#9 Clementinerose

Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:43 PM

I only use Siri to turn the torch on cause I can never get it to swipe up, I didn’t even know you could change her voice

#10 Hands Up

Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:43 PM

I never enabled Siri. I hate the concept.

But why change it to male?

#11 Paddlepop

Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:46 PM

I had no idea that it could be changed.

I've turned Siri off because it was annoying. My phone still eavesdrops on me though and manages to suggest things to me that I've been talking about within earshot of it. I'll go to type something into a search engine and boom, it suggests it within a few letters.

#12 Stuffed Olive

Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:47 PM

If you change it to male, does it still do what you ask?

#13 Paddlepop

Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:52 PM

View PostStuffed Olive, on 13 August 2019 - 09:47 PM, said:

If you change it to male, does it still do what you ask?

Only after you remind it a million times and it accuses you of nagging, and then it needs step by step instructions...

#14 ERipley

Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:53 PM

.

Edited by ERipley, 19 August 2019 - 08:50 PM.


#15 ERipley

Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:54 PM

.

Edited by ERipley, 19 August 2019 - 08:50 PM.


#16 Stuffed Olive

Posted 13 August 2019 - 10:06 PM

I guessed as much. So, pointless in other words...

#17 Chaotic Pogo

Posted 13 August 2019 - 10:07 PM

“Unesco’s director for gender equality, said: “The world needs to pay much closer attention to how, when and whether AI technologies are gendered and, crucially, who is gendering them.”

https://www.theguard...ses-unesco-says

My kids call our SatNav ‘the lady’. I decided I didn’t have to accept the default on my phone, so they hear male Siri.

#18 Chaotic Pogo

Posted 13 August 2019 - 10:08 PM

Poll currently sits 1/10/0

#19 DirtyStreetPie

Posted 13 August 2019 - 10:08 PM

View PostERipley, on 13 August 2019 - 09:40 PM, said:

I almost never use Siri, but if did I wouldn’t change it because the last thing I need is more mansplaining.

This is why my car navigation system has a female voice - I didn't want some penis owner telling me what to do. I'm not even kidding! :D

#20 Bereckii

Posted 13 August 2019 - 10:14 PM

Our car navigation system has a male "name", we refer to it as "he", yet it has a female voice. Untangle that, If you can.

#21 Murderino

Posted 13 August 2019 - 10:23 PM

View PostChaotic Pogo, on 13 August 2019 - 10:07 PM, said:

“Unesco’s director for gender equality, said: “The world needs to pay much closer attention to how, when and whether AI technologies are gendered and, crucially, who is gendering them.”

https://www.theguard...ses-unesco-says

My kids call our SatNav ‘the lady’. I decided I didn’t have to accept the default on my phone, so they hear male Siri.

Interesting. If I thought about it I think I would have chosen female so my kids had a woman giving them directions etc.

Now having read that I can see the appeal of making it a male voice.

I do think one of the most important parts of that article was in the last paragraph:
“It added that they should programme such technology to discourage gender-based insults and abusive language”.

Let’s program the AI to tell people off for sexual harassment instead of a “flirty” response, rebuff suggestive comments etc.

#22 CallMeFeral

Posted 13 August 2019 - 10:44 PM

View PostBereckii, on 13 August 2019 - 10:14 PM, said:

Our car navigation system has a male "name", we refer to it as "he", yet it has a female voice. Untangle that, If you can.

Sounds like you have a very progressive non gender binary navigation system happening. Good stuff!

#23 ~J_WTF~

Posted 13 August 2019 - 11:06 PM

I didn’t know you could change Siri’s voice until a couple of weeks ago :lol:

I like my lady. I also like my GPS to be female.

But really I want to know why it matters? Is there some bug theory behind this question?

#24 Chaotic Pogo

Posted 13 August 2019 - 11:10 PM

3/17/0
In one of the most progressive communities I know. Overwhelmingly female*
Let’s be generous and say 1 man in 20 changes the voice to male.

At most, 10% of the ai phone voices our kids hear are ‘submissive male assistant’ while 90% are female.

Factoring in what the rest of the world is like, it’s probably 99% submissive female voices.

We create ‘normal’ by what we do and accept each day. Is 30 seconds to balance towards a healthier normal too much?

(*assumption from being on here for years and assuming people are mostly truthful  about their gender)

#25 Chaotic Pogo

Posted 13 August 2019 - 11:12 PM

JWTF I cross posted with you - that was not ‘in response’

Little things matter. Every small easy change we make affects what the rest of the world sees as normal.




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