In The Zone

Interesting chats with Mike and Josh

Gender and AI

Why are so many digital voices female? Why do we ‘prefer’ female voices to male? In this episode, Mike and Josh discuss the question of gender and AI, and some of the many factors that have led us to a world dominated by ‘female’ digital assistants such as Alexa, Siri and Cortana.

Women and terrorism

Mike and Josh are joined by Rosie Mutton to discuss the role of women in terrorist organisations, and the many ‘invisible’ roles they perform that maintain and sustain the continued existence of the group.

Genetics, Gender and Caster Semenya

Mike and Josh explore the curious case of Caster Semenya – a South African athlete whose hyperandrogenism arguably gives her a competitive advantage in the women’s 800m.