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Smart Dinosaur Toys

The CogniToys Dino Talking Toy Learns and Grows Alongside a Child

— November 3, 2015 — Life-Stages
To find out what makes CogniToys so special as a talking toy, all you have to do is ask it a question.

While many talking toys of the past would fumble over complex questions like: "How far is the moon?" or prompts like: "Tell me a story," this smart toy handles them with ease. This is not a toy to talk at—with intelligence and dynamism, this toy listens and speaks to form meaningful two-way interactions. For instance, an inquiry about baseball might lead the Dino to launch a counting or spelling game, or even a joke with a sports theme. As a byproduct of play, kids will be taught to count and spell, as well as have their vocabulary and questioning skills enhanced. At the same time, each interaction makes CogniToys smarter and more capable.

The toy developed by Elemental Path uses IBM's Cognitive Computing Engine, Watson, which employs machine learning and natural language processing to power play. When the blue button on the Dino's stomach is pressed for asking queries, the Internet-connected toy consults an online database to deliver the most age-appropriate response. With each interactive session, this next-generation talking toy learns and grows with a child, remembering shared information like names, favorite colors and even food preferences. Because of this, each child's experience with the toy is extremely personalized.

In the eyes of many parents, the best toys are educational and entertaining enough to keep kids coming back after an initial use. As well as going above and beyond with these requirements that parents value, kids will love playing with a companion that's as dynamic as they are.

CogniToys is an absolute game-changer in the toy industry. On top of being named the Grand Prize Winner of the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge, more than 2,200 people stepped up to support a crowdfunding campaign for the toy on Kickstarter. A CogniToys Dino is undoubtedly the coolest gift to get—or give—this holiday season.

The CogniToys Dinos are now available for pre-order in three colors.

For more insights on CogniToys, check out our Creating Intelligent Toys interview with Donald Coolidge of Elemental Path.