Yolande Strengers on what people want from smart homes
3 Mar 2023
Yolande Strengers on what people want from smart homes

As AI increasingly seeps into everyday life, emerging tech seems to orbit around these developments. However, do we really need more Alexa-style gadgets in our homes? Canvas8 spoke to digital sociologist Yolande Strengers to understand what kind of tech people really want in their households.

Yolande Strengers

Yolande Strengers is an Australian digital sociologist who has a background in IT and environmental sustainability. She was the winner of the 2021 Women in AI Award for Innovation and the B&T Women Leading Tech Award for Education & Research, and the author of The Smart Wife: Why Siri, Alexa, and Other Smart Home Devices Need a Feminist Reboot.

Riani Kenyon

Riani Kenyon is a caffeinated Zillennial who is hopelessly addicted to The Sims 4 and binge-watches her latest anime obsession when she’s not busy bopping to early 2000’s K-pop. Beyond being a nerd, she has worked on initiatives for the UN Academic Impact and the UK Model WHO, and also explored politics while interning at the House of Commons.