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A new generation of toys, using artificial intelligence, could help kids learn digital skills and encourage empathy and manners, said an Edmonton researcher with the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) and the University of Alberta.
“Something that is emotive and complains about mistreatment can be a good educational tool,” Anna Koop, director of Applied Machine Learning at Amii, said concerning the Anki Vector robot.
“There’s some interesting lines of research in using robots, especially emotive robots, to help with early socialization for children who are having trouble.”