Dr Nóra Ni Loideain will present her latest research on how the world of artificially intelligent Virtual Personal Assistants such as Alexa, Cortana, and Siri appear to be decisively gendered female, an 'unbodied assemblage' of a normative female always ready’ (Amazon) to hear the command of her user, and with no recourse to refuse or say no.
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Nora's research interests focus on governance, human rights, and technology, particularly in the fields of digital privacy, data protection, and state surveillance. Dr Nora Ni Loideain is Director and Lecturer in Law of the Information Law and Policy Centre at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (IALS). She is also an Affiliated Lecturer at the Cambridge Faculty of Law, a Visiting Lecturer for the LL.M. Privacy and Information Law module at King’s College London and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg's Faculty of Humanities.