Hello Barbie Uses ToyTalk Technology to Have Real Conversations with Kids

By: Meghan Young - Feb 17, 2015
References: barbie & fastcompany
Hello Barbie will be the doll every child, boy or girl, has wanted. As though straight out of 'Toy Story,' she will be able to hold real conversations with children thanks to being connected to the Internet. Mattel has partnered up with ToyTalk to make this possible.

Using ToyTalk's PullString technology, Hello Barbie will boast a slew of possible answers to kids' questions, while writers work hard to produce even more as dialogues are recorded in the cloud. ToyTalk CEO Oren Jacob, Pixar's former CTO, says, "The most requested thing that kids have wanted to do with Barbie, and Mattel's done unbelievable amounts of research over the course of decades, is to talk to Barbie. That's the number one request over all demographics, over all geographies, of all time. For the first time we're doing that for real now."