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Amazon’s Alexa is now a feminist, and she’s sorry if that upsets you

Leah Fessler
Amazon’s Alexa is now a feminist, and she’s sorry if that upsets you

This time last year, Alexa, Amazon’s in-home digital assistant, embodied female subservience. I know this because I spent weeks harassing her—along with Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google’s Home—with every sexually suggestive insult I could think of. I wanted to see if she or the other bots would stand up for themselves. The results, reported…