The number of users of the Tik Tok application is increasing rapidly around the world in light of the great interest of many young people and different age groups in creating a number of short video clips through the application.
In this context, ByteDance, the owner of TikTok has unveiled its first consumer product, a smart light bulb with a screen, which it says is part of its educational technology portfolio.
The Dali smart lamp features a display screen, a camera, and a built-in digital assistant, and targets children who go to school, to enable them to complete their homework at home, in addition to helping their parents monitor their children while they are away from them through a mobile application.
The company developed its smart lamp over months of consultation with nearly 2,000 Chinese parents and children. These lights are fitted with two built-in cameras - one facing the child and the other providing a panoramic view from above, allowing parents to monitor their children from a distance when studying.
There is a smartphone-sized screen attached to each lamp, which uses artificial intelligence to provide instructions on solving math problems and difficult words in the English language, for example.
The system also enables parents to use a human monitor to monitor their children remotely while they are studying. The basic version of the flashlight can be upgraded for $ 170, enabling parents to get alerts on their phones when children leave the office doing their homework.
On the other hand, local media attacked the Daly Lamp System and said that the accompanying application allows children to download videos of them without the knowledge of their parents, but the manufacturer denied this, confirming that uploading and sending video clips cannot be done without the consent of the mother or father. ByteDance stressed that children can only download homework videos.
Some Chinese media and parents have also criticized the idea of placing an interactive touch screen in front of children during their studies, warning that the lamp will make children accustomed to searching for easy answers online.