Meet Tong Tong: the world's first AI child

February 08, 2024

Meet Tong Tong (Picture: BIGAI)Scientists in China have created the world’s first ‘AI child’, which has the emotional behaviour and capabilities of a three- or four-year-old human child. The artificial intelligence model, named Tong Tong, or Little Girl in English, was created by the Beijing Institute for General Artificial Intelligence (BIGAI). Although Tong Tong currently has the abilities of a toddler, it is continually improving. Tong Tong also has a range of facial expressions and gestures, and can even hold a conversation. ‘Tong Tong possesses a mind and strives to understand the common sense taught by humans,’ a promotional video said.