Quentin Hardy, ” Seeking a Choice of Voices in Conversational Computing,” NY TIMES, Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, B1, B4.
Cultures and ethnicities are represented–visually, orally, and in other ways as well.
Joseph Beuys proposed that speech is sculptural, and certainly, we do perceive the body “behind” the words that form them.
Asked the question “What can I do for you?” what image is formed in our minds?
[Voice over American actor Susan Bennett provides the voice of Siri for Apple.]