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Fun fact of the day: Voice recognition tech is naturally sexist


IVRs suck, though I know of a few that have interesting behaviors. There's one that a bank uses which will automatically get you a human if you say Fuck or bullshit to it. I'm sure they have plenty of recordings of me saying "fucking bullshit" just to get a rep.

Yes, IVRs suck. They make some things that should take 10 seconds take a few minutes. However, trying to push a sexism angle because IVR's are god awful is pure Bay Area intersectional stupidity at it's finest. What's next? Soft keyboards are ageist or ableist because they require a good amount of dexterity to use?

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