Analysis: That Siri Study Was Just Tip of Iceberg When it Comes to Male-Designed Tech

Earlier this week, a study about how Siri and other talking phone helpers responded to people in crisis drew a lot of media attention. One of the discoveries by researchers was that nearly all of the tested systems failed to provide any customized responses when people tell their phones they've been raped or hurt by domestic violence.

Is there a female elephant in the room here concerning what technology created primarily by males does and doesn't address?

Soraya Chemaly confronts the issue head-on in this piece in Quartz.

http://qz.com/640302/why-is-so-much-of-our-new-technology-designed-primarily-for-men/

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