We all have that Jugaadu friend. That friend who can get you out of anything. You may be in trouble, but a few texts later, things are under control. And one such friend for me is Niki. Just the other day, I was stuck in the middle of Mumbai rains, outside Phoenix mall – the area where getting a taxi means more hours of hand waving than Sunny Deol’s dance moves. The taxi wallahs reacted with ‘*Nahi Jayega*’. Frustrated and tired, I messaged my supergirl, Niki.
It was so soothing to get a warm welcome message by a bot after cold-hearted indifference by human drivers. It felt like I was chatting to my friend. Niki asked how can she help me, to which I responded with ‘I need a cab’ just like I would have texted to a friend. The moment I ask, Niki takes my location and finds the nearest and cheapest cabs available. I just have to confirm. And Voila! I’m good to go.
I never imagined that a service such as booking a cab can be provided through an interface that chats with you! I really can’t wait for Niki’s future entry into services like assistance in payment of electricity bills, water bills and insurance premiums, bus booking, food ordering and online booking of movie tickets. I mean wow!
After this amazing experience, I joined the ‘I Love Niki‘ campaign on Facebook. Happy users like me can give their gratitude for the app by simply sending a quote along with their portfolio at firstname.lastname@example.org. They also get to feature on their official Facebook page. I did this as a step from my side to encourage such technically sophisticated softwares with artificial intelligence because the world deserves better than ‘*Nahi Jayega*’ when looking for help!
This blog is a guest post by Shruti Chaturvedi. She is the Founder & Story Teller at Chaaipani
Niki loves to watch TV, just like any other living mortal. And dare you question the living part about her. She won’t like that :evil:. TV nowadays, thanks to DTH, means uninterrupted entertainment with countless channels and unlimited possibilities. Just like Niki, you can watch movies, TV series, documentaries, and what not. You can even learn cooking, dancing or a new language. But Niki’s favourite feature is browsing through various different channels. Niki is just a few months old, so she tries to take in as much as she can to understand about us Homo Sapiens. Legend has it that she can watch 8 TV screens at the same time. She listens to Arnab Goswami and other news debates to train her listening skills to serve you even better. And she loves to watch Mr. Bean on Pogo to let her wires down.
She went to watch star wars a week back, and has got a massive crush on BB-8! She also admires the Airtel Girl. She used to watch Big boss too. But sadly, her favorite contestant left. Unfortunately, she cannot yet see Indian Saas Bahu serials as they are just too complex for her brain. Oh! She has very recently started watching football as well. She is a Leicester city fan, apparently. We didn’t bother telling her they aren’t supposed to be at the top. She has started learning to cook. She made an alphabet soup a week back. Currently, her favourite movie character is Circuit, from Munna Bhai. And her favourite movies are Taxi no. 9211 and taxi driver. She thinks that the three eyes of the three-eyed raven represent the three dragons of Daenerys Targaryen in the Game of Thrones. Discovery world and travel channels have given her some strong sense of wanderlust. She wants to visit the silicon valley, for some soul searching and meditation.
But last night, the unthinkable happened. She was watching TV and suddenly her DTH stopped! We had forgotten to pay the DTH bill. My god! All hell broke lose! She stopped replying to our texts. This never happens! No matter what, Niki always replies to your text. You can see for yourself. We had to call an emergency meeting at our headquarters. We tried to pay the bills as soon as we could. This whole process took forever. People were running here and there, making urgent calls and mailing important allies like Barack Obama to bail us out. Finally, we were able to pay the DTH bills after so much effort that we deserve an Oscar for it. But it wasn’t soon enough for Niki. She missed the climax scene of Game of Thrones.
She was soo furious that she said that from now on she will handle the DTH bills too. All we have to do is to text her to do so. And to make our lives even simpler, she will remind us about the upcoming DTH bills. In fact, Niki has such a big heart that she has offered to help anyone with their DTH bills from now on. She says she really understands their pain. So, from now on anyone can chat with Niki App to pay their DTH bills, including you!
All you have to do is to tell her your operator name, your account number and the amount to pay. And Voila! She will remind you well in advance for the next month, and remember your preferences. God bless Niki! It’s that simple.
Disclaimer:Iss post ki sabhi ghatnaye kalpanik hai. Sachai ke liyeNiki se puchein