July 23, 2019
Google is potentially creating a search engine for toddlers, despite recent privacy scandals.
The tech giant has filed a European patent, entitled Gamifying Voice Search Experience for Children, which gives it exclusive rights to develop the concept.
Aimed at nursery-age youngsters, the prospective product would use a child-friendly bubble-interface to engage with infants.
This would be separate to Google Assistant, which already allows people to conduct voice-activated searches on their devices.
However, education experts have raised concerns over the risk of potential privacy violations, such as those associated with Amazon’s Echo Device, plus the dangers of making children addicted to technology.
The patent filing has been unearthed just weeks after it was determined Google Assistant does give workers access to some audio recordings.
This article was posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 4:05 am