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Beijing Unveils AI Child

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Virtual AI child Tong Tong.

Unlike popular large language models in AI, Tong Tong can independently assign tasks to herself, ranging from exploring her environment to tidying rooms and cleaning stains.


Tong Tong, billed as the world’s first virtual AI child, was unveiled at an exhibition held in Beijing in late January.

Developed by the Beijing Institute for General Artificial Intelligence (BIGAI), Tong Tong, which means ‘Little Girl’ in English, displays behavior and capabilities similar to those of a three- or four-year-old child.

Tong Tong can assign tasks to itself independently and display emotions and intellect.

A BIGAI video explains, “Tong Tong possesses a mind and strives to understand the common sense taught by humans."

From South China Morning Post
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