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Chicken-Fried News: These aren't the droids you're looking for


(Madeline Hancock)
  • Madeline Hancock

The Oklahoman wants its readers to name its two newest voices.

Aw. Isn’t that ... hipstery?

The paper’s updated mobile app will include a male and female voice that will read stories to readers. Yes, that’s what The Oklahoman is doing. We checked.

So far, leading names are Michael for the male voice and Sophia for the female voice. The poll has garnered a whopping 45-50 votes for each name since it went live on Aug. 31.

“We think that giving them a name is still a couple of steps away from these voices becoming self-aware. We’re safe,” the paper reported.

Whew. Because if those voices become sentient, they might want to read something else. Like, oh ... Oklahoma Gazette.

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