China's first search engine app tailored for adolescents unveiled

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"Young," a mobile search engine application tailored for adolescents, was officially launched on Thursday by Chinaso Inc., a Chinese search engine company.
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"Young," a mobile search engine application tailored for adolescents, was officially launched on Thursday by Chinaso Inc., a Chinese search engine company.

Based on artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and supported by big data- and deep learning-based algorithms, the app can screen out and block harmful online content for adolescents, including violence, pornography and gambling, according to Chinaso Inc.

With the AI robot companion-style search service of "Young," users can search online for age-appropriate content and find answers to their questions anytime and anywhere, the company said.

The app can also recommend quality content such as online courses, videos and animation, based on users' age, gender and interests.

With intelligent tools, the app enables screen-time management for protection of users' eyesight.

Since its debut ahead of the June 1 Children's Day, the pilot version of "Young" has achieved over 10 million downloads on various platforms. 

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