Friday, June 14, 2024

National Film Board launches video about Google voice assistant designed by a Victoria dad


The National Film Board of Canada has just launched an adorable animated video entitled ‘OK Google’ about the impact of Google’s voice-activated digital assistant, and it features a story told by a Victoria father.

Brett Gaylor’s five-year-old son Rowan loves using the “OK Google” feature on his mobile device and Brett realized that Google’s AI saved recordings of everything Rowan has ever asked it.

The video then talks about how Google had basically become another member of their family, and how his son’s relationship with the Artificial Intelligence software had evolved over time.

Gaylor is a commissioning editor at the Mozilla Foundation. His story was animated by Darren Pasemko, a former Montrealer now living in Portland, Oregon.

It was produced by Dana Dansereau and Rob McLaughlin at the NFB’s Digital Studio in Vancouver.

Check it out:


Brishti Basu
Former Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz.

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