Apple stop using ‘female’ or ‘male’ voice by default and allow users to choose how voice assistant speaks
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Apple will stop Siri defaulting to a “male” or “female” voice, and instead give users the choice of how their voice assistant sounds.Until now, iPhones and other devices with Siri have defaulted to a certain voice. Apple said the decision had been made with a view to more diversity and being more inclusive, presumably to reflect criticism that defaulting to a “female” voice carried with it problematic assumptions about gender. “We’re excited to introduce two new Siri voices for English speakers and the option for Siri users to select the voice they want when they set up their device,” the company said in a statement.

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