Meet O, the Fil-Am-founded AI assistant for families
If you’ve invested in your own digital helpers around the house, then this new virtual assistant for families is right up your alley. On Jan. 22, family-oriented tech company Ohai launched its first virtual assistance platform powered by artificial intelligence.
Led by Filipino-American entrepreneur Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Ohai’s founder and CEO, the team approached the project with high hopes of leaving a positive impact on busy families and households. The company has also strived to help the resident multitaskers of every family take more practical approaches to caring for themselves and their loved ones.
Meet O, an AI virtual assistant who lightens the mental load of Chief Household Officers by taking on tasks like managing their schedule, booking appointments, setting reminders, and more. pic.twitter.com/hxH0TkLgOG
— ohai.ai (@ohaidotai) January 22, 2024
Ohai’s AI household assistant dubbed “O” is an all-purpose digital companion that monitors families’ schedules, scans emails, books appointments, coordinates daily errands, and accomplishes other task-tracking duties. It functions as a virtual organizer to lighten the mental load of every household and avoid conflicts within families worldwide. O specially caters to “chief household officers” who bear the brunt of family endeavors.
“With Ohai, my commitment to positively impacting families globally is stronger than ever,” Marcelo shared on Ohai’s website. “We are focused on developing solutions for Chief Household Officers, primarily women, helping them achieve their utmost potential.”
Marcelo added that Ohai’s virtual assistant pinpoints and resolves communication issues that negatively impact family dynamics. These include divorced parents who need to look after their kids and families who live in separate homes or cities, to name a few.
Ohai’s latest project also alludes to Marcelo’s time at family marketplace Care.com, where she developed a penchant for serving families and caregivers for over 14 years.
Ever since https://t.co/u6J08NNLVd I’ve obsessed about helping families with the constant communication and coordination required to be a parent and caregiver. Leveraging AI, that struggle is about to get easier. O, your AI assistant can make every new day better. @ohaidotai pic.twitter.com/q2j1nxHROO
— Sheila Lirio Marcelo (@smarcelo) February 7, 2024
Though most humans now use AI to accomplish tasks, Ohai created O to learn alongside its users in completing to-do lists and agendas every day. O’s free interface provides schedule summaries and calendar alerts, while its premium version delegates tasks among family members and takes appointments by phone calls.