Mattel AI Device, a Feared Kid Privacy Predator, Nixed

Mattel AI Device, a Feared Kid Privacy Predator, Nixed

"Aristotle developed with a special goal and mission: to help parents with the latest artificial intelligence technology to make it easier to protect, develop and educate the most precious thing they have - their children", said the company. In a statement, Mattel said Aristotle did not "fully align with Mattel's new technology strategy" and would not bring the device to market "as part of an ongoing effort to deliver the best possible connected product experience to the consumer". It had originally been set to debut this summer for $299.

Toy manufacturer Mattel has announced it is cancelling plans to produce a voice-activated digital assistant device aimed at children after children's health advocates, privacy organisations and parents all voiced concerns about the access that such a device would give the company into the personal lives of children. Technology is increasingly ready to embrace our robot future, but maybe humans aren't. It included the ability to automatically detect when a baby cried and play a lullaby or turn the lights on low.

The American company Mattel, which specializiruetsya on the production of toys, chose to abandon the production of "nannies" with artificial intelligence. Once the device has been placed in the room of a child, it can be used for several purposes that include teaching them, entertaining them and comforting them. Parents and lawmakers also raised concerns about the effect of the artificial intelligence device on the well-being of the children, their development, and privacy.

But several activist groups and at least two USA lawmakers said Aristotle threatened to undermine privacy and could open up children to marketers, hackers and other threats.

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The campaign also attracted the attention of two United States politicians, Democratic senator Edward Markey and Republican representative Joe Barton.

Mattel's AI device may be off the docket for now, but it is only one of many products using smart technology to help care for or entertain children. "Aristotle also attempts to replace the care, judgment, and companionship of loving family members with faux nurturing and conversation from a robot created to sell products and build brand loyalty". Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.) also sent Mattel a letter questioning the company about its data-gathering practices.

United States politicians also had concerns about the data being gathered by the device.

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