2020-06-02T16:00:00Z we will discuss the ethics of voice.
This session has been inspired by Rich Merrett, better known as EchoDad.
On Tuesday we we’re talking about Ethics, a topic suggested by Rich Merrett aka EchoDad who led the discussion. Focussing primarily on children but branching out later into the discussion. We talked about how voice can be used in a classroom and the dilemma between age restricting content and safeguarding young people. Andrew brought up the need for not only accountability but audibility of voice applications, something that there is no doubt we will be talking about further in the future. We went on to discuss the need for age-appropriate targeting of voice applications and how there is currently no accurate rating system similar to film, tv, and video games that is perhaps needed in voice.
Jon Stine then gave us a brief overview of some of the work the Open Voice Network is doing in the field of ethics in voice. We also briefly discussed the side effects of using Alexa as a wake word, and how that has affected women across the world and how those issues are being raised by the Alexa is a Human campaign before finally having a discussion around Google Duplex and whether or not a bot should declare itself as a bot prior to the interactions which prompted both sides of the argument to voiced. No doubt we’ll be revisiting ethics again in a future Voice Lunch session.