Mattel's Aristotle Raises Privacy Concerns for Kids

The new device to monitor toddlers and babies is being compared to a version of the Amazon Echo for kids.
2:45 | 01/04/17

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To privacy concerns over a new device to monitor toddlers and babies. The newest device from mattel. Called aristotle. David Pogue erks explain this. It doesn't come out until June. The reason they're announcing it now here in Las Vegas at the big consumer electronics show is they hope to get press, like maybe they'll get on "Good morning America." It has two basic functions. It does everything the Amazon echo does. You can say when was George Washington born? What's the weather tomorrow? What does my commute look like? It has a huge list of child-specific things kit do by voice. For example, if your baby wakes up in the night, lit play a lullaby and show a genting light show. It comes with a camera. The toddlers can show cards to it. What animal says moo. The kid says cow. It says, you're right. When you have a tween, it will do home work help. There are some people that are concerned about this being geared toward children, especially young children. Yeah, anything to do with children and technology that we don't understand is inherently frightening. We have all seen that clip that's going around virally lately of a toddler speaking to an Amazon echo and the echo actually responded with texts from an adult website. One of the parents was or find the other was laughing his head off. Mattel says they've built in security and privacy. This things understands children's voices. The Amazon echo and siri do not. The other big concern is the way these things all work is, when you say something to it, aristotle, what's the weather tomorrow snit transmits your requests to the mother ship company, back to apple or am zoon or mattel. Their computers process it. Send it back to you. That is carry to some parents. Mattel insists it can't be hacked. As for the camera with the aristotle, it has a link to your phone. It's never transmitted online. Never sent out of your house. Wow. Not the last we'll hear about that one. Seeing Becky's reaction to what David is saying, she's our tech guru and a mom, too. Boy, priceless. I know, smart baby monitor, I love it. Our kids brains on artificial intelligence, seems like that needs a little more ree search, guys. We have six months. Thank you all very much.

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