Talking Barbie Toy
Mattel is teaming up with ToyTalk for an Internet-connected Barbie that understands and responds to speech. Hello Barbie can have full conversations with children – a legitimate back and forth conversation powered by advanced voice recognition, artificial intelligence, and a wireless connection to the internet. Hello Barbie will certainly be one of the top Christmas toys this 2015 holiday season! Hello Barbie is taking natural speech recognition into the land of toys, giving Barbie fans of all ages a new talking friend.
Using speech recognition and conversational intelligence technology developed by San Francisco’s ToyTalk, Barbie can actually listen to what children are saying to her, and respond with appropriate answers or questions of her own. Similar to Siri, Hello Barbie can understand natural speech and respond to it, while learning the preferences of each of her new friends. Hi-tech Barbie can carry on a conversation, play games and tell jokes and stories. There is a small button on Hello Barbie that you press to let her know you’re talking to her, so she won’t pick up background conversations, much like how you would activate Siri, Google Now or Cortana.