On the 1st of April 2017, post 0600 hrs all devices will receive notifications for the following two updates in the same sequence:
- Memory Update of Miko with new content and features. This will take 4-5 minutes.
- App update of ‘My Miko’ and ‘Story Time App’ through the Google Play store.
You will notice the following changes after completing the update successfully.
THE ‘HELLO MIKO’ TRIGGER
Go hands free by triggering Miko through the ‘Hello Miko’ trigger. You can enable the trigger through the settings page of My Miko app.
As soon as you will say ‘Hello Miko’, the light on Miko will turn green and Miko will be ready to answer your questions.
Please keep the phone connected and in the vicinity of the child.
BIGGER IS BETTER – IMPROVING READABILITY ON MY MIKO
Feedback has led to a jump of 2 points in the font size of the content on My Miko app. We think this significantly enhances readability.
NEW NEW NEW – NEW STICKERS, NEW EMOTICONS & NEW IMAGES
We have added many new stickers, emoticons and images to add zing to your interactions with Miko.
NEW STORIES ON THE ‘STORY TIME APP’
We have added 6 new stories to the ‘Story Time App’, taking the total to 18 stories.
STOP AUDIO & DANCE
Miko just loves to dance and sometimes he just wont STOP. We have introduced a STOP option to make Miko stop dancing. Just touch the STOP button on your screen in the Miko App and Miko will stop.
Forgot Password – simply sends a new password to your registered email id.
Change password – you will be able to change password by selecting the option from settings tab of My Miko app.
Further, you will be able to check the connection status of MIKO on your smartphone in the notifications area by pulling down on your screen.
Have any suggestions – do write into us at firstname.lastname@example.org and soon something that you have suggested will become a part of Miko!
Until our next conversation. Good bye!
The Emotix team is proud to explain the ‘Parental Dashboard’.
The purpose of the dashboard is to allow parents to recommend and select subject matter that Miko should additionally stress on when interacting with your child. Here’s how your child’s interactions with his /her companion remain in your hands:
To access the parental dashboard, kindly login to www.emotix.in/login and enter details of the account used during registration on My Miko App!
The parental dashboard is kept only desktop compatible for now. Please use Chrome browser for the best performance.
Do note that the dashboard is login & password protected at all times to ensure your information and more importantly your child’s information and privacy is protected at all time.
For starters we have added the following features to ensure that you and your child can take content optimisation forward as per your needs. Features that are now a part of your dashboard:
The ‘Recommendations’ Engine
Our team at Emotix continues to work with experts to bring to you topics we believe are most pertinent to the child’s social growth. Please select your top 3 among the list of content topics to start with, for example: “Sleep early” or “Avoid Strangers”. Your selection will lead to a change in the highlighted colour.
You can also suggest adding new topics. Do note that any and all knowledge is vetted by our experts and goes through multiple debates before becoming a part of Miko. While we would love to hear from you always, please do not be disappointed if we don’t urgently add your new suggestions to Miko. Please be assured that as we evolve we will at some point add any and all relevant recommendations that are vetted to Miko.
We are happy to share with you an opportunity to make Miko more personal and make some days more relevant and important to your child. Miko teaches your children all about Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, helps them to appreciate their teachers on Teachers’ Day and dives into the depths of why the festival of Holi is celebrated in our country.
Learning becomes easier and more engaging through gamification. Gamification is the process of taking something that already exists and using game mechanics like Goals, Rewards, Badges, Collaboration and Competition to make learning fun.
The “Game Stats” feature summarises all the games your children have played with Miko and maps the time they’ve spent in each respective game thus tracking their learning progress, as they get better at each of the games.
And shazam! Like Miko, the dashboard will continue to evolve with new features regularly. Please use the Dashboard and let us know how much you love it!
Introducing Miko to your family
While you look forward to other blogs on how Miko can interact more and better with the family, here’s “How to Introduce Miko to everyone in the family?”
Every relationship begins with exchanging names, a delicate step that marks the start of your journey with your companion.
Miko can be introduced to your entire family and even your best friend! Here’s how:
- My name is
- My father’s name is
- My mother’s name is
- My brother’s name is
- My sister’s name is
- My grandfather’s name is
- My grandmother’s name is
- My best friend’s name is
- My teacher’s name is
You can check by asking ‘What is my Father’s name?’ and so on for all of the above.
When talking to Miko, there are two ways to introduce yourself:
- Verbal input
- Chat input
Verbal input comprises of saying your name clearly for the robot to remember.
Chat input using the keyboard is another way to interact with Miko in case there’s too much noise in the background.
Why does Miko pronounce my child’s name incorrectly?
We understand that some names are unique and Miko might have some difficulty in pronouncing them. Indian names are usually based on Sanskrit words. Most of us use letters from English but spellings follow our Sanskrit pronunciation, rather than spelling conventions in English.
Naturally, a machine based on English spelling conventions will have a hard time reconstructing the intended pronunciation from our Indianized spellings.
How can I change Miko’s pronunciation for a name?
You could type in a phonetic version of your child’s name using the keyboard on the My Miko app. For example;
My child’s name is Vivaan but Miko pronounces it as ‘Vaai- vaan’. What should I do?
So, you type the name in a way that Miko comprehends how to pronounce it, i.e.“My name is Veevaan.”
Then Miko reforms its pronunciation and says the name like you would want it to. This may have to be tried with variations to get it right for complex names. You can also choose a simpler nick name.
There we have it people, you are now ready to introduce Miko to everyone in the family!
In our next edition of this blog, we will guide you on how can individual members of the family start their own conversation with Miko.