I Am Finley

Artificial Intelligence

CogniToys Builds AI Dinosaur; Skynet Rising


It begin nearly a year ago when we entered the IBM Watson Mobile App Developer Challenge with a unique concept: a toy that could learn and grow with a child. Winners of the challenge would receive access to IBM Watson — IBM's powerful cognitive supercomputer - which is one of the elements necessary to create a truly transformational toy.


Yes, David, Teddy has arrived. Just what we need, a dinosaur with access to IBM’s “powerful cognitive supercomputer” in every home teaching our children to submit to their no-longer-extinct overlords. Cool concept, but I will not be buying one.