Can you name Misty and set “Gender”?
Despite Misty’s product name, we don’t really consider the robot to have gender. We have some people who have given Misty different names. In Twilio’s interactive coding game, TwilioQuest, Misty is named Cedric
If you are asking about the technical nature of changing Misty’s keyword phrase “Hey, Misty” you cannot currently change that. You can change the voice Misty uses when you connect the robot to 3rd party NLP (Natural Language Processing) or TTS (Text-to-Speech) services from the likes of Google, IBM, Microsoft, etc.
Thanks, Ben. It would be useful to be able to change the keyword phrase for those of us who do want to give our Misty’s custom names. This was one of the first things I noticed when trying out
Johnathan’s new concierge skill.
Changing the keyword phrase involves training a new model in conjunction with Qualcomm. So, not only would you need lots of recordings but you also have to get Qualcomm to help you. It’s unlikely to be a thing we’ll be able to do anytime soon.
For reference the current “Hey, Misty” model is trained on hundreds of english speakers. It is not a trivial undertaking. That is why companies like Amazon have a very limited set (3) of wake word phrases you can use.