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LEARN MORE ABOUT Gummi Hafsteinsson

Gummi Hafsteinsson, Director, Product Management

November 09, 2018

Gummi Hafsteinsson

AI Weekly: Tech giants need developers to help imagine the future of assistants like Alexa, Siri, and Bixby

..... We’ve all seen or read the articles about how the bot craze didn’t live up to the hype, and though there are more than 50,000 Alexa skills, and thousands of Google Assistant actions, there still isn’t a single killer bot embraced the world over. It could still be, as Google Assistant product manager Gummi Hafsteinsson said one year ago, that tech giants have not yet found an ideal way to incorporate third-party experiences yet. Contained within these faceless numbers of voice apps is, let’s be honest, a fair amount of fart apps and marketers trying to draw in sales, but they also contain the dream. .....

October 10, 2018

Gummi Hafsteinsson

Google gave Google Assistant a weirdly specific backstory to get her voice just right

..... That's according to the personality teams at Google and Amazon, who spend their working days crafting the right tone for Google Assistant and Alexa. In a wide-ranging Atlantic feature on voice assistants, Gummi Hafsteinsson, a Google Assistant product manager, said the AI's personality is humble, helpful, and a little playful. James Giangola, a lead conversation and persona designer, even created a whole backstory for the actress who plays Google's smart helper. .....