The Smart Wife

Why Siri, Alexa, and Other Smart Home Devices Need a Feminist Reboot

Our five-part series 50 States of Voice kicks off tomorrow - part 1 will be available to all subscribers, and the rest of the series will be for paid subscribers.

The Smart Wife: Why Siri, Alexa, and Other Smart Home Devices Need a Feminist Reboot, is a new book making waves in voice/AI circles.

The book is written by Yolande Strengers, Associate Professor of Digital Technology and Society in the Emerging Technologies Research Lab at Monash University, and Jenny Kennedy, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University.

Published by MIT Press, the book has gotten off to a hot start, being featured by Australia’s Radio National, Slate, The Guardian, Digital Trends, and more.

A preview excerpt is available via Science Focus here.

West Coast design firm Mule Design runs the Quarantine Book Club, which invites authors to share about their works and speak with audiences who have read it, or who may be interested in reading it.

The authors of The Smart Wife will be appearing as part of this virtual event on Thursday. You can register here for just $5.



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This Week In Voice, Season 5, premieres Thursday October 15, featuring Daniela Braga (CEO, DefinedCrowd), Nils Lenke (VP Apps, Cerence), and Derek Roberti (VP Technology, North America, Cognigy). Will be a great way to kick off the new season.

Two free webinars coming up, both of which I will moderate and both are presented by DefinedCrowd (featuring a number of our other friends!) - click banners to register.

Register for Project Voice: Coast to Coast, our upcoming 34-city US roadshow leading up to Project Voice 2021, using any of the links below for our initial dates:

Miami - November 16

Tampa - November 17

Orlando - November 18

Jacksonville - November 19

Nashville - December 14

Memphis - December 15

New Orleans - December 16

Dallas - December 17

Houston - December 18