AI-powered toys are the new rage in China as parents take to the devices to engage and monitor children. BeanQ, one of the top-selling products, can answer questions, teach, and keep a close watch on children when their parents are away at work.
Three-year-old Seven Kong plays with his schoolmates at school, but at home his favorite companion is the kidney-shaped, lime-coloured android BeanQ.
The two spend hours together, with Seven bombarding the robot with a steady flow of questions.
37What38s mother Liu Qian