How do you make a robot sound British? According to Georgia Lewis Anderson, the basics include: a little sarcasm, some weather chat and a remarkable ability to say one thing whilst meaning another. As a conversation designer (yes, you read that right), Georgia’s job to think about how to shape experimental interactions between humans and machines. With a background in journalism and broadcasting, the role came as a surprise to Georgia: “I didn’t realise I was interested in it to be honest, I just liked reading The New Scientist.” But after applying to a mysterious job ad in 2015, she ended up working on the British personality for Microsoft’s personal digital assistant Cortana. Here, she recounts the journey that led her to the world of AI, working for SBTV early on and how working at Google upped her spreadsheet game.