Google Assistant sounds so human because Google made up a super-specific backstory for it

Google Assistant Voice

Whenever the cheerful female voice of Google Assistant responds to a query you have or to some other prompt, the interaction might seem pretty transactional to you. You take the info, you move on. But maybe you register for a half-second how natural-sounding the voice is. If you do, there's a super quirky reason for that.

Google actually worked up a really, really specific backstory for the character of Google Assistant -- a bio that was given to the voice actress to help her get the sound of the voice right. It's a playful, Google-y backstory and includes factoids like this: Google Assistant was envisioned sounding like someone from Colorado, so chosen for its lack of a distinctive accent.

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Google Assistant sounds so human because Google made up a super-specific backstory for it originally appeared on BGR.com on Wed, 10 Oct 2018 at 21:36:30 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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