New Barbie Listens to, Learns from, Children's Conversation

Toymaker Mattel has announced a “smart” Barbie that can listen to children’s conversation and respond.The recording function allows the doll to learn more about a child over time. The more data it collects, the more personalized its responses become. Here’s what bears are saying:

    • “So is ripping off the head of one of these Barbies now considered an act of counter-intelligence?”Beauregard Pippin – Haberdasher

    • Will this come preloaded with subtext about your inadequate body and the inherent value of beauty above all else?” Lukas Lang – Butcher

    • “Well the dolls are all made in China.” Chandler Steen – Ribbon dancer


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