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Leading toy company Mattel is set to release a new Barbie next month that comes to life -well, almost. Using the artificial intelligence software found in Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana, the Wi-Fi enabled “Hello Barbie” can access around 8,000 lines of conversation and store responses for future reference. This Tech Tuesday, we discuss the capabilities of this doll and examine the trend toward smart toys and the risks they present.
- Andrea Peterson Reporter, The Washington Post
- Sandra Calvert Director, Children's Digital Media Center at Georgetown University
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