[NetBehaviour] Interviewing inventor of Amazon Alexa

Gretta Louw gretta.elise.louw at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 15:43:43 CEST 2018


Hi Katriona,

This sounds great!! Would love you to enquire about his thoughts on the identity politics of electronic assistants and the need (??) to give them such normative human persona and, particularly, why he thinks so many of them are given female identities.

Good luck!

g.x



> On 18. Apr 2018, at 15:00, Katriona Beales <info at katrionabeales.com> wrote:
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> Dear Net Behaviour crew, 
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> I've been chatting to William Tunstall-Pedoe <http://www.williamtp.com/> who's an artificial intelligence expert and also the person who invented Evi - which became Amazon Alexa. I'm properly interviewing him later this week as part of a new work I'm making for the V&A. I've so many questions but not a lot of expertise in this field & wanted to invite any questions from this forum which I can feed into the interview. It'll be published online & possibly in print later this year & while I can't promise to incorporate all contributions any questions I do use I'll credit accordingly. 
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