Monday, May 31, 2021

TikTok owner Bytedance sells a lamp with two built-in surveillance cameras to monitor children as they study


The Dali Smart Work Lamp has two “smart cameras,” one on the top and one on the front, so that “it is convenient for parents to know the child’s learning status,” no matter where they are. Not only can parents remotely monitor their kids via a connected smartphone app, kids can take a picture of completed work and submit it for inspection. The onboard cameras can also be used for video calls.


That success has inspired many of China’s leading tech companies, including Alibaba, Huawei, Tencent, and Xiaomi, to pile into the new industry