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What Hello Barbie said to Alexa and Siri


Stephen Balkam
Founder and CEO, Family Online Safety Institute

Genevieve Bell
Vice President and Intel Fellow, Intel Labs

Oren Jacob
Cofounder, CEO, PullString, Inc.


Jennifer Schenker
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Innovator

Talk, talk, talk. Not only are our devices talking back, but using AI and cloud-based systems, they remember, record, transcribe and even email. And they are doing that as much with children as with adults. Animated and “cognitized” objects are increasingly entering our homes. When combined with personal assistants such as Echo and Siri, interactions, inquisitiveness and simple play are being transformed. What are the safety, security and privacy issues? And what will all this digital stimulation do to our brains and the development of our children?

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