Have you heard the one about the virtual assistant? Google signs up writers from Pixar and The Onion to give its AI helper a personality - and a sense of humour
Google has hired comedy writers from Pixar and The Onion in a bid to make its smart assistant more likeable.
It hopes to use their talent to 'infuse personality' into its AI helper, which will be used in the firm's new Pixel phones, Duo app and Home speaker.
The ultimate goal is to make users feel more emotionally connected to their personal software agent and the firm believes a livelier disposition could make this happen.
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Earlier this month, Google unveiled its Pixel smartphones and eagerly awaited Home speaker that will both be designed with the smart assistant.... read more
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