BabyTree preps global bloom thru three US-based AI firms

BabyTree announced it has completed its strategic investment into Zoetic, a US-based brand renowned for AI companion robots with social features for children; Parent Lab, an online parenting content provider with strong science background; and Littlelights, which focuses on early childhood English education online via AI technology.

The investments on these North American players are BabyTree’s steps toward global expansion. By empowering companies with cutting-edge technologies in the maternity and child sector, BabyTree will facilitate the application and popularisation of the latest AI technology among young families across the globe.

Zoetic AI is a social companion robot company headquartered in Silicon Valley. Its self-developed robot Kiki is the world’s first robot pet that can develop its own personalities. BabyTree will work with Zoetic AI to explore the research and development and production of robot pets.  

Littlelights, provides English education for Chinese kids aged 3 to 8 through live-streaming lessons delivered by virtual AI teachers. BabyTree believes that live-streaming classes powered by AI will be the future of online education, which will not only cut down the high cost of the current one-to-one model, but also realise quality, inclusive education.

Parentlab conducts academic research with Stanford University, UCLA, Columbia University on combining together child development psychology, neuroscience, and mindfulness meditation, and provides parents with systematic and practical education programs in a caring community. BabyTree’s investment in Parentlab will help launch fundamental research on scientific parenting with top universities in the US to explore innovative breakthroughs in scientific parenting and personal growth.