A new report from the UN states that calling our home assistants female names like Alexa reinforces gender bias.
I've known this for a while, and this is why when I had an Echo, I changed the wake word to Computer. I have a baby on the way and do not wish to raise her to learn that she can boss around "Alexa". Sonos needs to help us make it clear that it's a computer!
I am a software engineer, checked the docs, and know that technically it is possible to use the Amazon API to change the wake word to one of the approved words, which should include "computer".
I'm starting this thread to ask Sonos to renegotiate their license with Amazon to add "computer" to the Sonos wake words. It's 2019 and we need to do better for gender equality.