Why computer voices are mostly female

Ever wonder why computer voices — from voicemail to GPS — are mostly female? The answer seems to be a combination of biology and culture.

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Profile Photo Candace Riddle

I just wish these crazy devices could pick up female voices when talking to them a little better. I always have to use a low booming voice when talking to my GPS or bluetooth in the car. If they talk female…why can’t they understand female? Strange.

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Profile Photo Yun-Mei Lin

I understand that there was a complaint in Germany from male drivers who wanted the GPS voice changed to a male voice, because they refused to take directions from a woman. My husband told me that – I haven’t verified it. He told me Female in the US, Male in Europe.

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