Our founder, Aaron, is surrounded by Olivia. When we set out to name our AI assistant, we thought a lot about what we were trying to build.
We hated the idea of a recruiting ‘chatbot.’ We didn’t want a little cartoon of a robot being your assistant. We believe the recruiting process is a human experience, and we wanted to create an assistant that had personality, life, and eventually even helped care about the experiences as much as the recruiters we’ve worked with do.
An AI with personality? Oh, what a paradox :)
Our team went off to name what we built. And hundreds of names later, there was a short list that kept having “Olivia” at the top.
We’ll spare the details of all the names and why we liked Olivia — because it just felt right. And it felt even more right because there was a “real” Olivia in our lives every day. Our founder's girlfriend at the time — and now wife — was also named Olivia.