Should you let your children play with emotionally-intelligent toys?

10/09/2021 - 11:32

Businesses are already using 'Emotion AI', a type of artificial intelligence, to cash in on our emotions. Our children could be next, experts warn, as toymakers begin to exploit this new technology. What are the pros and cons of AI-enhanced toys?
‘Emotion AI’ aims to give a computer the ability to interpret and respond to our emotions by analysing our language, gestures and facial expressions. Analysts are predicting that the technology will generate a market worth $52bn (£41bn) by 2026.