[Air-L] female gendered AIs and chat bots

Miriam Sweeney mirsween at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 11:45:27 PDT 2016

Yay for autocorrect that reads “gendering” as “rendering” and “racializing” as “radicalizing”… 


> On Mar 30, 2016, at 1:36 PM, Miriam Sweeney <mirsween at gmail.com> wrote:
> Greetings Caroline:
> I have research on race and gender in AI and interface design that I am happy to share.  My dissertation project did an analysis of the rendering and radicalizing of  Microsoft’s “Ms Dewey” search engine: https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/46617 <https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/46617>.  This work explores how the design of the interface impacts and shapes how users engage with it.
> Additionally, I have an upcoming chapter appearing in Noble and Tyne’s (2016) “The Intersectional Internet” book titled “The Intersectional Interface” about the history and problematics of race and gender in AI and interface design. As well as a chapter in Daniels, Cottom, and Gregory’s upcoming collection “Digital Sociologies” about the gendering of the Ms Dewey search engine titled “The Ms. Dewey’ Experience': Technoculture, Gender, and Race.” 
> These titles should be on the shelves this calendar year, and I am happy to send a proof to anyone who would like to share in the meanwhile! (Caroline, I’m sending these your way now.)
> Best,
> Miriam 
> ******
> Miriam Sweeney
> Assistant Professor
> Library and Information Studies
> University of Alabama
>> On Mar 30, 2016, at 11:07 AM, Caroline Sinders <csinders at gmail.com <mailto:csinders at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> hi all!
>> i'm looking for any papers and studies on how users respond to female
>> gendered AI and bots. it doesn't have to be task oriented AI (aka helpers)
>> but even things that are more whimsical and narrative based, like games or
>> entertainment.
>> thanks!
>> caroline
>> -- 
>> Caroline Sinders
>> interaction designer, researcher, artist
>> caroline-sinders.squarespace.com <http://caroline-sinders.squarespace.com/>
>> 713-203-0116
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