The CogniToy harnesses the intelligence and processing power of the IBM Watson cognitive cloud so that it can have relatively intelligent conversations with children. Traditionally, making a device artificially intelligent entailed squeezing a very powerful computer into it, often at a high cost. IBM has made the Watson cognitive computing system available via a cloud service so that these little toys can use it as a ‘brain’, so they don’t have to have their own.
The CogniToy is an immobile dinosaur-shaped toy which listens to what children say, and talks back to them. It can also learn more about a child (i’m not sure if this feature supports multiple children). Such technology has the potential to help children prepare for exams, and even act as a secondary teacher. Wouldn’t it be incredible to have a toy that motivates your child to study and do homework?
If you are interested in this project, visit their Kickstarter campaign page.