Mattel scraps plan for digital assistant for kids - Gadgets Now

US toy giant Mattel said Thursday it was cancelling its plan to deliver an artificial intelligence-infused digital speaker for children, following complaints from privacy groups and lawmakers. The device called Aristotle was announced in January during ...

Mattel Cancels AI Speaker For Kids After US Lawmakers Demand Answers - Gizmodo Australia

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 ...

Mattel cancels smart speaker because kids deserve privacy too - Gears Of Biz

CHILD CATCHER Mattel has announced plans to ditch the Aristotle smart speaker that it had in production because of fears over the privacy of children. But it sounded so innocent? Indeed so, the baby monitor would sit in a room constantly listening and ...

Plans to Unveil Aristotle Canceled - Technews Spy

The plan to introduce the new device known as Aristotle has been canceled. This information was announced on Wednesday by Mattel. This is a device that had targeted to hit the market by 2018 with its major consumers being children from birth till ...

Mattel Scraps Aristotle, Its Baby-Monitoring Smart Hub - Gears Of Biz

Mattel, best known for Hot Wheels cars and Barbie dolls, has abandoned plans to launch a high-tech baby monitoring device citing privacy concerns. Dubbed as Aristotle smart Hub, the monitoring device was expected to compete with Amazon Echo and ...

Mattel cancels Cortana-powered Aristotle smart speaker for kids, citing privacy concerns - Gears Of Biz

Bad news for Microsoft, whose Cortana assistant was said to eventually power the digital nanny. Mattel Aristotle. Mattel disclosed Thursday that it has cancelled its Mattel Aristotle, a Microsoft-powered smart speaker that was designed as a sort of ...

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 ...

Mattel Cancels Their AI-Powered Speakers Over Privacy Concerns - Gears Of Biz

With companies like Amazon showing that there is a demand for smart speakers, it did not come as a surprise to see other companies follow suit. In fact earlier this year Mattel announced that they would be launching a smart speaker of their own aimed ...

Mattel ditches its child-focused smart hub following criticism - Gears Of Biz

Mattel has taken another look at its smart-home device for kids and decided it doesn't want to release it after all. The decision to scrap Aristotle followed growing criticism from two camps: Privacy advocates and child-development experts. Mattel took ...

Toymaker 'Loses Bottle' over Ethics of Aristotle - 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 ...

The toy manufacturer refuses to “baby-sitting” with artificial intelligence - The Quebec Times

The American company Mattel, which specializiruetsya on the production of toys, decided to abandon the production of “nannies” with artificial intelligence. It went out of concern about violations of privacy and other hidden consequences of the use of ...

Proving smart home devices aren't child's play, Mattel cancels Aristotle baby monitor - Alive For Football

Gerjets "conducted an extensive review of the Aristotle product and decided that it did not fully align with Mattel's new technology strategy". The toy maker, known for Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars, said Wednesday that it was killing its upcoming ...

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 ...

Mattel scraps kid-centered AI device amid privacy concerns - Mobile Marketer

Mattel, the toymaker whose sales rose 3% to $974.5 million in Q2 2017 from a year earlier, canceled plans to sell a voice-activated device for children after pressure from parent and privacy groups, MediaPost reported. The company's Aristotle gadget ...

'Kids should not be guinea pigs': Mattel pulls AI babysitter - The Guardian

'Never before has a device had the capability to so intimately look into the life of a child'… Mattel's ill-fated Aristotle. Photograph: Mattel. Smart speaker. 'Kids should not be guinea pigs': Mattel pulls AI babysitter. Aristotle was designed to ...

Mattel cancels plans for the Aristotle, an AI device designed to learn with your baby - Fanvive.com

Earlier this year, toymaker Mattel decided to join the AI bandwagon by announcing plans to release an “all-in-one voice-controlled smart baby monitor.” The smart assistant dubbed Aristotle would work sort of like the Amazon Echo except that it would be ...

Too close for comfort: Mattel shelves its AI for young kids - The Providence Journal

Aristotle's fatal flaws were eagerness to soothe, and to collect data. It could switch on a nightlight to quiet a crying baby. It could help a preteen with homework. And the whole time, it would be learning about the children. Mattel has retreated from ...

Mattel decides against AI powered “babysitter” - Software Testing News

Mattel has decided against releasing its artificial intelligence (AI) powered “babysitter” called Aristotle, because of privacy concerns and other implications. The toy company broadcasted the device in January at the CSE technology show, explaining it ...

Mattel cancels plans for a kid-focused AI device that drew privacy concerns - Chicago Tribune

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 ...

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

This week in IoT, toymaker Mattel has bowed to major privacy concerns with plans to launch an 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 ...