A-"lexa" one of the best know lexas from Amazon has the voice of a 20 something female...but no personality. Robots with Personality Giving Dlexa a Personality Programming Dlexa's a Personality Next:
Robots with PersonalityGoogle "roomba that swears when it bumps into something". Michael Reeves modified a Roomba to do just that and the angry Roomba illustrates how a relatively small amount of software can give an object a big personality.
Giving Dlexa a PersonalityDlexa will start with a standard Mycroft AI build and have no personality. She will be much like Alexa with access to the internet so she can answer questions like: "What's the weather like tomorrow?". On the plus side Dlexa will not try to sell you anything.
Programming Dlexa's a PersonalityThis is similar to writing a movie script. Getting that right is extremely difficult. If Dlexa were a character in a movie it would be hard enough to provide continuity and make her believable from scene to scene (lots a bad script writers out there). But this is not a movie: Dlexa must provide a predictable personality to anyone who walks up to her and starts a conversation.
Next:Jobs Jobs Jobs because building a lexa is labour intensive. A lexa industry will be similar to a movie industry in the kinds of talents required but the product will be intricate smart objects not movies.