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Michael Sayman, the Bolivian ‘child prodigy’, leaves Facebook to go to Google

27 mayo, 2021

When Michael Sayman was just 17 years old, Facebook offered him an internship contract. A year later, Mark Zuckerberg’s company was already offering him a position as a full-time engineer.

For this reason, many nicknamed him ‘child prodigy’ (wunderkind). At the age of majority, Sayman was a product manager, advising on the use of smartphones and trends related to their generation.

Now 21, Sayman leaps into an even bigger company: Google. Hereinafter will be the product manager of the ‘Google Assistant’, virtual assistant with which they seek to compete against Siri or Alexa.

This is how he communicated it through an entry on his Facebook profile:

How could it be otherwise, he has taken advantage of this publication to thank his (until now) boss:

Mark Zuckerberg has been an incredible inspiration to me throughout all these years and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with him.

Next destination: the Google Assistant

Google and Sundar Pichai have long made it clear that their Assistant is one of the priorities for the company, integrating it into most of its products and services. That means you have a lot of work on your hands.

In said Facebook post, Sayman stated that when I was 12 years old I already wanted to develop mobile applications and Google was the gateway to all kinds of tutorials that helped him learn.

Obviously, he also wanted to talk about the Google Assistant and the opportunity that this job offer represents:

On a personal level, I see Google Assistant as an opportunity for Google to lower the barrier to entry for children and teens of all ages to learn to code, encouraging them to explore the world of computing in ways that were previously considered impossible.

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