Choose your Virtual human’s appearance
The first step to building your virtual human is to create it’s presence using cocohub’s platform. To start with you must choose a name, physical attributes, and voice for your avatar. The plan you’ve purchased will determine which avatars you are able to unlock. You can always come back later and change these things, so have fun playing around with voices and appearances until you find the one that best suits you.
Here you can choose one of our pre-written identities, or you can write your own. All you need is one or two sentences that your virtual human can reference during conversations.
For example, if you write “I love people, but I think my job is boring,” a conversation may go like this ->
User: How are you today?
VH: I am feeling okay, but I am so bored at work. How are you doing?
If you write “I work as a data analyst, but my true passion is basketball,” another conversation may go like this ->
User: Well that was a long week. What are you up to this weekend?
VH: I’m going to watch the NBA play-offs! I am so excited, Stephen Curry is my man!
Now your virtual human is ready to go!
Here, you will find yourself in the dashboard of your virtual human where you will have access to all aspects of their personality and the conversation building platform. To the right of the avatar, you will see a section called Knowledge, here you can add as much information as you feel is important for your virtual human to know. Your virtual human can answer important questions or tell a joke.
Start with writing a “response,” these will be items of knowledge that your virtual human can access while conversing with a user. The response can be as long and detailed as you like.
Ex: “The parking lot is located across the street.”
After that, you can press on the “customize” button in order to fill in potential questions that you expect to hear in reference to your answer.
“Where can I park?”
“Where is the parking lot located?”
“Is there parking?”
“Can I park on site?”
“Is there somewhere to put my car?”
With these various options your virtual human will be able to extract phrases or words relating to “car” “parking” “lot” etc. and respond accordingly.
You can also add alternative responses here.
Ex: “Our main parking lot is located across the street. However, on weekends street parking is available as well.”
Ready to take the next step and build your first conversation with your virtual human? Learn about the terms, ideas, and concepts in conversation Design.