ToyTalk is here to revolutionize the world of fun and toys. This new company will make what we all dreamed of as children possible, having ‘real’ conversations with our toys while we imagine all kinds of adventures.
Toy Talk uses technology that is very similar to that used in known virtual assistants like Siri, Google Now or Cortana. It recognizes your voice, phrases, and questions… and most importantly, it learns from conversations and behaviors.
One of the greatest difficulties for its creators was to adapt the voice recognition system to different voices and a child’s pronunciation, since children often have difficulty expressing themselves or pronounce words incorrectly.
The goal and great difference in ToyTalk is that, apart from entertaining our little ones, it also contributes to the child’s linguistic development though games: learning to have conversations, acquire new vocabulary, construct phrases correctly, etc.
The first example of this kind of toy is Hello Barbie, the first interactive doll in the world.
For the peace of mind of parents, they must first authorize the ‘interactive’ mode and they can also access weekly recordings of the conversations.