Mattel Aristotle, an Amazon Echo For Kids with theoretical features

By Peter Chubb - Jan 4, 2017

While people have been talking about an Amazon Echo for the elderly, you will be surprised at just how easy the Alexa platform is able to adapt and actually help the older generation. This system can certainly make life much easier for them, but it’s a different story for children, as making the likes of Google Home understand kids is a far tougher task. Thankfully, Mattel understands this and have come up with a solution called Aristotle – although there is some concern about its theoretical features.

The idea of a true Amazon Echo For Kids alternative is certainly an appealing one, although we do have to worry that this product will make children lazier than ever. Ok, so we know that we have to move with the times, but you have to ask whether such a product is actually needed?

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Then again, there are those people that believe a voice-powered assistant for a child is a good thing because if you mumble and stumble your words the device will still understand what you are saying. Another positive is that Aristotle will be able to answer a child’s questions, and so could help them learn – but it’s all very well having this on paper, what we really want to see is the device actually in action.

Mattel claims that their Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant alternative will be able to answer the kind of questions that kid’s ask, and will be able to clearly understand then as well. However, there are many equations that still remain, such as just how well this technology will work, the price and its release date – although the latter has sort of been answered with a projected June release.

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