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Kickstarter toy powered by Watson AI

Oct 6, 2014
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This looks incredibly cool, not to mention incredibly useful. What I want to know is when I can use something like this for internet searches.


Their pitch beat out hundreds of rivals and won the grand prize at the IBM Watson Mobile Developer’s Challenge. The prize was the access to use the Watson supercomputer via a mobile app. The app streams a child’s questions over the cloud to fetch responses from Watson. The smarts are all in the cloud, while the toy is very simple as a Wi-Fi-connected conduit.

“We use Watson as the back-end knowledge base, and we gave the creature a grumbly-Cookie-Monstery-Muppety voice,” Coolidge said in an interview with VentureBeat. “Kids seem to enjoy it. All of the magic is in the technology.”