outlines some of the efforts going on to remove bias from learned systems (AIs in general and robots in specific). They range from getting more diverse training data (as Affectiva does) to building robots that don’t display traditional gender cues (like Furhat does).
At work we tend to refer to our misty’s as ‘she,’ although there’s nothing particularly gendered about the shape or behavior of the robot - it was a deliberate attempt to raise awareness of gender issues in tech. However, ‘He’ or ‘It’ would be just as appropriate.
What pronouns do you use to refer to your robot? Do you think it matters?