Hey Siri, why is most artificial intelligence 'female'?

Hey Siri, why are you and most of your AI counterparts women?

Artificial intelligence is becoming a bigger part of people's everyday lives, whether it's the chatbot you talk to about your home loan or the "personal assistant" on your phone.

But there's an increasingly obvious trend: Most of the AI is fronted by female characters. There's Siri on your iPhone, Amazon's smart speaker Alexa, and Vodafone's Kiri to name a few. 

Organisations are also using AI in simple forms such as chatbots to answer simple online questions from customers - Spark reportedly refers to its virtual assistant as "Ivy".

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