Mattel has partnered with a startup company called ToyTalk to develop “Hello Barbie” – a talking wi-fi connected Barbie doll. ToyTalk already has created many iPad games that use its speech-recognition software to interact with children. Mattel had a prototype of the doll on show at the New York Toy Fair and hopes to have the doll ready for Christmas 2015.
“Mattel has announced plans to create a connected Barbie doll capable of having internet-based conversations with children” Mirror.co.uk
Toy Fair demo video by ChipChick