Ami-Chan, the doll with synthetic intelligence that accompanies the aged in confinement

Ami is designed to create her personal character, study grandparents’ names, and even keep in mind their birthdays and the seasons of the 12 months.

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This text was translated from our Spanish version utilizing AI applied sciences. Errors might exist as a result of this course of.


The pandemic affected folks of all ages in numerous methods, nevertheless, there’s a particular concern for the aged. Not being near their households or associates made them lead a lonelier life. That’s the reason the Takara Tomy firm developed a doll with synthetic intelligence to scale back the isolation of older adults.

Picture: Takara Tomy, Youtube

Christened Ami-Chan , the doll was designed as just a little (robotic) granddaughter. It appears to be impressed by some Studio Ghibli character , with massive eyes and a small smile. Ami can blink or shut her eyes to look asleep, along with sitting up like some other toy. Nonetheless, the distinction is using language and verbal comprehension. The robotic has a vocabulary of roughly 1,600 Japanese phrases and may study extra to create its personal character.

Picture: Takara Tomy, Youtube

However that is not all, the robotic with synthetic intelligence can study the names of those that work together with it, in addition to the birthday dates and has a digicam for facial recognition to determine who it’s “speaking” to and thus create a extra credible bond .

To maintain older adults firm, Ami-chan sings 40 totally different rhymes, songs and tongue twisters to stimulate sure areas of the mind and assist preserve it lively, even programmed to determine the season of the 12 months. In Takara Tomy’s video you’ll be able to see how the grannies work together with Ami and a few even cry. She’s going to solely want batteries to perform and measures 30 centimeters to facilitate the grip of the aged individual. In keeping with information from the Japanese authorities, nearly 36 million are aged and round 6 million stay alone.

Picture: Takara Tomy, Twitter

The doll can be launched in the marketplace on August 27 and can price 250 {dollars} (5,088 Mexican pesos roughly). The corporate expects to promote greater than 50,000 items a 12 months.

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