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Mattel's $300 Echo clone will read your children bedtime stories
Toymaker Mattel has built a digital home assistant designed to look after young children and babies. According to reports from Fast Company and Bloomberg, the product, named Aristotle, is a $300 Wi-Fi Bluetooth speaker that looks and functions just like Amazon's Echo and is scheduled to hit stores this June.
There are two AI “personalities” inside Aristotle. The first is an eponymous female assistant who claims to be descended from the Greek philosopher himself, and will read bedtime stories to children, play games like “guess the animal sound,” and answer their questions. The second personality is Amazon's Alexa, which adults can use to operate the device as well as shop for baby products like diapers and formula.