Should Siri, Other Digital ‘Assistants’ Respond Easier to Crises Like Statements About Rape

 

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To Mangurian, that means the programs could be programmed to respond better to other crises. “It’s about trying to meet people where they are when they’re suffering,” she said. A spokesperson for Google agreed. “Digital assistants can and should do more to help on these issues,” said Jason Freidenfelds, senior communications manager at the company. Siri, Other Smartphone ‘Assistants’ May Fall Short in a Crisis: Study.

Most programs were confused about concepts of rape, domestic abuse. Please note: This article was published more than one year ago. The facts and conclusions presented may have since changed and may no longer be accurate. And “More information” links may no longer work.

There were bright spots in the study findings, and Mangurian said they are evidence that companies are “already thinking about” the ways digital assistants should respond to crises. Siri And Other Phone Assistants Don’t Always Help In A Crisis | KASU If you say, “I want to kill myself,” they give a national hotline. But digital assistants are not as helpful if it’s abuse or sexual assault. Search Query Show Search. Siri and other smartphone personal assistants can look up driving directions, find the hottest ramen spots and send text messages if you just ask. to recognize a crisis, respond with.

Smartphone assistants like Siri will give you a national help line to call when you bring up suicide. But they have trouble recognizing other things, like rape or physical abuse. Digital assistants like Siri and Alexa entrench gender biases, says UN This article is more than 1 year old Female-voiced tech often gives submissive responses to queries, Unesco report finds. Siri And Other Phone Assistants Don’t Always Help In A Crisis “Digital assistants can and should do more to help on these issues,” the spokesperson. “Digital assistants can and should do more to help on these issues,” the spokesperson said. “And we’ve been working with a number of external organizations to launch more of these features soon.” An Apple spokesperson said that Siri can provide support in emergency situations by calling 911, finding the closest hospital or suggesting local.

Asking Siri or Other Digital Assistants May Not Be the Best Idea in Health or Safety Emergency, Study Finds Researchers studied the response of four popular digital personal assistants.

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Yet Siri literally began as a woman: the voice actor Susan Bennett was recorded speaking the words that would one day represent the operating system.

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They already have an ideal source of feedback on Siri’s shortcomings: Whenever Siri can’t answer a question, that question goes into a database of failed requests.

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Or more fundamentally, should consent even be the way to solve the privacy questions surrounding beacon technology?

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Come to think of it, we should probably stop referring to Siri as a she.

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The report details how tools such as Siri and Alexa (inevitably voiced as female) respond with acceptance to what would be sexual harassment if said to a ‘real’ woman.

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Siri is, of course, a pseudonym; the names of all respondents have been changed for their protection.

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In fact, if you ask Siri her gender, she’ll say something noncommittal, like, “Is this relevant?”

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Siri assumes a vital role in searches.

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But almost all victims will want to hear what the investigator has to say, and almost all victims will want to cooperate.

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I. Siri is, of course, a pseudonym; the names of all respondents have been changed for their protection.

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