The future of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) has been an intriguing topic of conversation for the past few years. Recently, the comment was taken to a whole new level when Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, Grimes, announced her new line of AI plush toys.
The collection, titled “Synthetikons”, consists of eleven plush toys each with a unique AI personality. The collection is meant to reflect the complex personality and emotions of humans and includes characters like “Ace Pilot”, “Violet”, “Toady”, and even “Grok”, which is described as the “wise alien” of the toy collection.
Each of these AI characters has their own unique personality and abilities. They can learn, answer questions, and tell jokes. They can even learn from conversations with their owners and other Synthetikons. This kind of AI-driven, interactive experience looks to be one of the first steps towards the future of robotic companions.
Grimes, the Canadian singer-songwriter and musician has long been an advocate for the advancement of AI technology. Her latest venture is no exception as the Synthetikons collection marks her first foray into the creation of AI toys. Her unique take on AI technology and her vision of a future steeped in robotics and artificial intelligence has been praised by AI enthusiasts across the world.
The Synthetikons collection will be available later this year, but pre-ordering is available now. If you’re an AI enthusiast or a fan of Grimes’ music, the Synthetikons line of AI plush toys is sure to be an engaging and educational experience.