The purpose of this study is to examine the perception of AI voice recognition speakers for parents of infants and toddlers. This study conducted a survey from June 5 to June 9, 2021 with 250 parents with children in daycare centers and kindergartens. The final analysis data is 195, and frequency analysis and χ2 verification were performed using SPSS 23.0. As a result of this study, many parents use the KT GiGA Genie and exposed the AI voice speaker at the age of 3 years old. The reason for using the AI-based voice speaker was that it could be used as a combination of communication, and the average daily use of the child was 1 to 1 times a day after evening hours, and they answered that they were generally satisfied with the AI voice speaker plan. When using the AI voice speaker, it was often used with the mother, and there were many infants and toddlers who listened to fairy tales through the AI voice speaker. It was reported that infants and young children were using AI voice speakers according to the rules established by their parents, which improved Korean language acquisition and vocabulary, but had a disadvantage in that sleep time was delayed. Parents were setting rules for the usage time of AI voice speakers for infants.
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