I just wanna say, my favourite thing about Orisa is that she’s distinctly human.
I think the worst and laziest idea in all science fiction is the idea of general artificial intelligence as a kind of blank slate, as something that just exists.
I don’t know if we’ll ever create GAI, but I’m willing to bet they won’t speak in a synthetic, unaccented, “neutral” English. I can’t imagine humans creating a kind of person which fails to reflect the culture and society that birthed it.
Orisa’s distinctly Western, Sub-Saharan African look and voice is, in a very weird way, incredibly realistic to me.
She looks like something we’d actually create.