We’ve seen plenty of AI assistants for homes like the Google Home, Amazon Echo and LG’s brand new Hub Robot. Here’s another one and this time, it’s made with kids in mind. Mattel has just unveiled the Aristotle, an AI assistant that aims at making parenting a whole lot easier.
Children aren’t very good or consistent when it comes to verbal communications, but Mattel says that its custom AI engine is able to understand what these little ones are rambling on about. The Aristotle can also grow with your children and adapt to their needs. When the child is a toddler, it can offer to tell bedtime stores and play basic games, and as the child grows older, it will be able to offer additional services like help the child out with homework (using the internet, of course).
The Aristotle is more than just a typical AI assistant though. On top of being able to understand and communicate with people, it is also acts as a baby monitor with the bundle camera, acts as a night light, and is smart enough to help parents out like play soothing sounds when it hears a child cry in the middle of the night, log diaper changes and order new ones when it’s running low, and a whole lot more.
The Mattel Aristotle will be out in June this year, for a retail price of US$300 (about RM1,345) for the speaker and camera bundle.