“Okay Google, play ‘Dura.’”: Voice Assistants should understand Bilingual users


Great piece by Ximena Larkin calling out that voice assistants Siri, Google Home, and Alexa require butchered Spanish in order for their systems to work. "At best, it feels like an erasure of language. At worst, it’s exclusion of people who speak more than one language. This tech is supposed to simplify lives but it isn’t accessible to everyone, which seems backward considering 43 percent of the world’s population speaks at least two languages — 3 percent more than those who only speak one." Come on tech giants, figure it out already! 💁🏾


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