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Genius Dad Uses Artificial Intelligence, Bubble-making Toy to Keep His Son at Safe Distance from TV

Screenshot of the video where Paras Agarwal showed the working of his AI tool.

Screenshot of the video where Paras Agarwal showed the working of his AI tool.

The genius dad shared his hack on LinkdIn, explaining how the struggle was never-ending for him to ensure his son's safety.

It was a struggle for Paras Agarwal to ensure that his son watched television from a safe distance in order to keep his eyes safe from damage. He finally made a perfect combination of technology and creativity to make a perfect parenting tool.

Agarwal decided to use artificial intelligence, a camera and a red monkey-shaped bubble maker toy to solve the problem. He explained how the set up detects his son’s distance from the TV screen. As soon as he gets too close to the screen, the bubble-maker toy is switched on and bubbles distract him and remind him to remain seated at the safe distance.

Paras shared his hack on LinkdIn, explaining how the struggle was never-ending for him to ensure his son’s safety.

Take a look at the marvelous parenting tool:

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Agarwal is being appreciated for his work and several parents said how helpful the tool can be for all of them. People even suggested him to monetise the idea, even though Agarwal has shown no such intention as such.

Screenshot of comments posted under Agarwal’s post on LinkdIn

AI technology is briskly gaining currency, from healthcare to entertainment and even households. Recently, a Canadian company Massive Technologies has developed a pianist with Artificial Intelligence (AI) which can play as good as a trained artist.

The AI pianist has been programmed to listen to musical compositions. The fake hands can follow the tunes of any song and recreate it perfectly. In order to train the AI pianist, professional piano players were brought into the labs. They were asked to play piano for hours and the AI pianist observed their movements. It was also given feedback by real pianists on how to improve its skills.

The researchers then used to incorporate the feedback in the AI pianist. This exercise continued till the AI pianist was able to accurately match the movements of the real pianists.

first published:February 25, 2021, 13:17 IST