Meet Musio — your child’s new robot friend.

No, this isn’t a robot you buy in the toy section. Musio, developed by the machine learning company AKA, carries on normal conversations with humans and even tells some unfunny jokes, according to TechCrunch. The robot can also help children and adults alike learn English and other activities.

“Using the company's machine learning and natural language technology, it can have back and forth conversations and even learn from your chats, making it seem more like an attentive friend than a dumb machine,” Engadget reported.

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