Mattel scraps plan for digital assistant for kids - Gadgets Now

Gadgets NowMattel scraps plan for digital assistant for kidsGadgets NowUS 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 ...and more »

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

Gizmodo AustraliaMattel Cancels AI Speaker For Kids After US Lawmakers Demand AnswersGizmodo AustraliaMattel 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 cancels smart speaker because kids deserve privacy too - Gears Of Biz

Gears Of BizMattel cancels smart speaker because kids deserve privacy tooGears Of BizCHILD 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 ...and more »

Plans to Unveil Aristotle Canceled - Technews Spy

Plans to Unveil Aristotle CanceledTechnews SpyThe 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 ...and more »

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

Gears Of BizMattel Scraps Aristotle, Its Baby-Monitoring Smart HubGears Of BizMattel, 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 ...and more »

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

Gears Of BizMattel cancels Cortana-powered Aristotle smart speaker for kids, citing privacy concernsGears Of BizBad 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 ...and more »

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

Aristotle, the AI babysitter for kids, has been canceled by MattelThe DrumToy 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 Cancels Their AI-Powered Speakers Over Privacy Concerns - Gears Of Biz

Gears Of BizMattel Cancels Their AI-Powered Speakers Over Privacy ConcernsGears Of BizWith 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 ...and more »

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

Mattel ditches its child-focused smart hub following criticismGears Of BizMattel 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 ...and more »

Toymaker 'Loses Bottle' over Ethics of Aristotle - Daily Research News Online

Daily Research News OnlineToymaker 'Loses Bottle' over Ethics of AristotleDaily Research News OnlineToymaker 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 »

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

The toy manufacturer refuses to “baby-sitting” with artificial intelligenceThe Quebec TimesThe 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 ...and more »

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

Alive For FootballProving smart home devices aren't child's play, Mattel cancels Aristotle baby monitorAlive For FootballGerjets "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 ...and more »

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

MobileMarketing MagazineMattel rethinks kid-focused AI assistant after parents voice concernsMobileMarketing MagazineToy 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 »

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

Mattel scraps kid-centered AI device amid privacy concernsMobile MarketerMattel, 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 ...and more »

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

The Guardian'Kids should not be guinea pigs': Mattel pulls AI babysitterThe 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 ...and more »

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

Fanvive.comMattel cancels plans for the Aristotle, an AI device designed to learn with your babyFanvive.comEarlier 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 ...and more »

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

The Providence JournalToo close for comfort: Mattel shelves its AI for young kidsThe Providence JournalAristotle'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 ...and more »

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

Mattel decides against AI powered “babysitter”Software Testing NewsMattel 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 ...and more »

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

Chicago TribuneMattel cancels plans for a kid-focused AI device that drew privacy concernsChicago TribuneMattel 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 »

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

Siliconrepublic.comMattel decides AI babysitters that sing lullabies are a bad ideaSiliconrepublic.comThis 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 ...and more »