An artificially intelligent Barbie that will talk to kids about

Zendaya will host the Barbie Rock ‘N Royals concert this month, an experiential event benefiting VH1 Save The Music Foundation. That’s right, the newest incarnation of the toy industry’s most insidious thermoplastic role model is sporting Artificial Intelligence up the wazoo, complete with a microphone and WiFi connectivity to aid her in convincing small children that she’s the hotter, smarter, more successful BFF who shouldn’t technically be wreaking havoc on their self esteem IRL for at least another decade or so. I figured if Barbie could wear as many hats as she did and keep her hair game on point, so could I. This means if there’s a new Taylor Swift song on the radio that everyone is talking about, Hello Barbie will be ready to talk about it. When…


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