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Mattel decides AI babysitters that sing lullabies are a bad idea -

This week in IoT, toymaker Mattel has bowed to major privacy concerns and nixed plans for its AI-powered babysitter. There was a bit of a 'buzz' about the internet of things (IoT) this week with news that the Cork-based start-up ApisProject was named ...and more »

Mattel Is Cancelling Its “Alexa For Kids” After Privacy Uproar - Co.Design (blog)

Less than a year after the toymaker Mattel launched a AI-powered baby monitor called Aristotle, the company announced that it will table its controversial plans for the product after a petition from privacy and children's health advocates gained ...and more »

Mattel scraps plan for digital assistant for kids - Jakarta Post

The device called Aristotle was announced in January during the Consumer Electronics Show as a kid-friendly alternative to digital assistants such as Amazon's Alexa-powered speakers and Google Home, and which could also be used as a baby monitor ...and more »

Mattel cancels plans for a kid-focused AI device after privacy complaints - Chicago Daily Herald

Mattel said Wednesday that it will not move forward with plans to sell a kid-focused smart hub, after new executives decided it did not "fully align with Mattel's new technology strategy," according to a company statement. Children's health and privacy ...and more »

Daily Research News Online - Daily Research News Online

Toymaker Mattel has reportedly cancelled the launch of another connected device aimed at children. 'Aristotle' was designed to collect and store data about children's activity, acting as both baby monitor and voice-controlled computer. Beware of Greeks ...and more »

Mattel Pulls Aristotle Children's Device After Privacy Concerns - New York Times

Mattel announced on Wednesday that it was canceling plans to bring to market a smart device called Aristotle, which was aimed at children from infancy to adolescence and was set to hit stores in 2018. The decision came after child advocacy groups ...and more »

Aristotle, the AI babysitter for kids, has been canceled by Mattel - The Drum

Toy maker Mattel is pulling the plug on Aristotle, a connected kids room AI platform, and will not move forward on the project. The Aristotle device could switch on a night light to soothe a crying baby and could keep changing its activities as the ...and more »

Mattel thinks again about AI babysitter - BBC News

Mattel has decided against releasing its AI-powered "babysitter" following concerns over privacy and other implications. Campaigners said artificial intelligence should not be used in place of real parenting, even if only briefly. The toy company ...and more »

Mattel Cancels AI Speaker for Kids After Lawmakers Demand Answers - Gizmodo

Mattel is cancelling Aristotle, a device described as “Alexa for kids,” after facing criticism from lawmakers and parents' groups. In a statement, Mattel said Aristotle did not “fully align with Mattel's new technology strategy” and would not bring the ...and more »

Mattel rethinks kid-focused AI assistant after parents voice concerns - MobileMarketing Magazine

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 ...and more »