Robots are here — and they’re ready to teach your children and grandchildren.
Miko is an artificial intelligence-powered robot that was designed specifically to take kids’ learning to a new level.
The company’s SVP of growth, San Francisco-based Ritvik Sharma, told Fox News Digital in an interview that the personal robot aims to elevate education.
During these back-and-forth exchanges, Miko’s AI will learn how the child responds, as well as the young one’s interests and level of engagement, Sharma also said.
Miko 3, the artificial intelligence robot pictured here, is available in both blue and red. (Miko)
“It’s a very personalized experience that’s mixed with a lot of AI and deep tech,” he said.
Since the company was founded in India in 2015, Miko has expanded its products into more than 90 countries.
Miko’s AI technology is personalized to each child to enhance that child’s specific skills and personal development. (Miko)
Miko comes with various apps that were developed in partnership with multicultural educators and child psychologists, Sharma said.
These apps are focused on language arts, health and fitness, coding, geography and other topics, some created by companies such as Disney and Paramount.
“We introduced a physical hardware shutter in front of the camera, and after that, I think a lot of people … felt a sense of relief,” he said.
“We do not store any personal information.”
“There is no substitute for human teaching,” Michele Borba, a parenting expert and educational psychologist in Palm Springs, California, told Fox News Digital.
Despite its potential benefits, some experts have warned that robots like Miko should not be viewed as a replacement for live, in-person education. (iStock)
“One of the reasons for the stark rise in kids’ mental health issues and loneliness was distance learning and the uptick in social media use,” she also said.
“Children and grown-ups crave social connection and empathy — that is our most human trait.”
“We want to enable the learning process using AI, ChatGPT and all these new things happening in the generative AI space, while enabling screen time only for educational purposes.”