Google has patented a smart teddy and I find that pretty terrifying

According to this recent United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filing, Google could be mulling a move into ‘smart’ toys for kids. Spotted by HotHardware and Engadget, the patent looks to make “an anthropormorphic device” (in this instance, a teddy) able to control other devices and respond to verbal cues from children or adults. So far, so only partly creepy. Where it starts to get a bit weird is the filing describing how the teddy moves its head to look at the source of the commands. It would have cameras in it too. Cameras and mics are not traditionally things found in toys aimed…

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