Sissie Hsiao has been appointed to Bumble Inc’s Board of Directors. Hsiao currently serves as Vice President and General Manager of Google Assistant and Bard, where she oversees advancements in Google’s AI, natural language, and speech technologies.
Interestingly, Hsiao played a key role in the upcoming launch of ‘Assistant with Bard’, a new Google product that brings greater generative AI capabilities to the Google Assistant tool.
She outlined one potential use of the new tool: “say you just took a photo of your cute puppy you’d like to post to social media. Simply float the Assistant with Bard overlay on top of your photo and ask it to write a social post for you. Assistant with Bard will use the image as a visual cue, understand the context and help with what you need”.
Whitney Wolfe Herd, Bumble Inc’s CEO and Founder, said “Sissie is one of tech’s true visionary leaders whose impact has been both transformative and inspiring to me and many others”.
“We firmly believe the future of love, friendship and Kind Connections will be anchored in technological innovation and the addition of Sissie’s expertise and leadership, and our ongoing investment in new and emerging technologies, will enable us to serve our customers and expand our brands in new and exciting ways”, Wolfe Herd added.
Hsiao commented on her new appointment saying: “What Whitney and Bumble have built in less than a decade is remarkable and the mission to harness technology to build for women first is one that resonates with me in a powerful way”.
“I’m honored to join an already esteemed Board of Directors and partner with Whitney and Bumble”.