Why AI companies should develop child-friendly toys

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  • Smart toys are proliferating rapidly across the globe, displaying new risks and opportunities for the youngest generation.
  • Several emerging regulations set minimum requirements for smart toy manufacturers in areas such as cybersecurity and online safety.
  • Where regulations may have limitations, initiatives such as the Smart Toy Awards actively incentivize smart toy developers to set children’s wellbeing and developmental needs as their utmost interaction design priority.

AI-enabled smart toys come in an exponentially growing diversity and inhibit the most known social environments of children. The Market Research Future group, for instance, projects that the global market share of such toys will grow by 26% and reach 107.02 billion USD by 2030. Through their growing interaction with children, transferability across contexts, connectivity to other AI-enabled devices, and the ways in which children unconsciously entangle with them, AI-enabled toys regularly impact the upbringing of the youngest generation.