The start of a wonderful friendship – Part 1

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:

  1. Verbal input
  2. Chat input

Verbal input comprises of saying your name clearly for the robot to remember.

My Miko - giving a verbal input

My Miko – giving a verbal input

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.

Team Emotix.

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