Elemental Path Is Developing The First Smart Toys Powered By IBM Watson
The first product in the startup’s CogniToys lineup is an intelligent dinosaur for children aged four to seven. Pre-orders on the company’s Kickstarter project start at $99.99, with a target of $50,000 and 29 days to reach it.
The CogniToys dinosaur uses Watson’s cognitive computing power to power speech recognition and carry engaging and age-appropriate conversations with children.
The toy can remember specific details about a child (like their favorite color or toy), tell knock-knock jokes, and answer the countless questions that curious children ask.
Parents can monitor their child’s activities and progress through a cloud-based dashboard, where they can find real-time data on their child’s learning and interests.
The team emphasizes that data transferred to and from the toy is completely anonymous. And, with its partnership with IBM, it’s safe to assume that plenty of time and resources will be dedicated to security.
Check out the video below to see the toy in action: