LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sogou Inc. (NYSE: SOGO) ("Sogou" or "the Company"), an innovator in search and a leader in China's internet industry, announced its participation in the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas, January 8-11, 2019. This marks Sogou's debut at CES and the first time for Sogou's leading AI technologies and products, including its facial transfer technology, AI News Anchor and smart translation devices, to be demonstrated internationally.
"We are excited to introduce our award-winning AI technologies at CES," said Xiaochuan Wang, Chief Executive Officer of Sogou. "With a focus on natural language processing and machine learning, we have developed industry-leading capabilities in speech recognition, image recognition and intuitive Q&A. These foundational technologies have enabled us to create a new generation of products and services that solve real-world problems faster and more easily than ever before. Our smart translation devices are designed to tackle the language barrier across multiple different languages, while the virtual anchor and facial transfer technologies have a wide range of potential applications in news, education, entertainment and healthcare."
Mr Wang added, "We look forward to showcasing our capabilities in language-centric AI and products at CES 2019. We will continuously invest in research and development to bring more intuitive products to market and explore the boundaries of AI."
Demos of Sogou's AI technologies and devices will be available at the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center, South Hall 3, #30359.
Facial Transfer Technology
Combining cutting-edge AI technologies in facial recognition, three-dimensional facial modeling and facial expression manipulation, Sogou's facial transfer technology enables real-time changes in dynamic facial expressions with one simple image of the target character. Sogou will continue to explore the application of this technology in areas such as live broadcast, video interaction and education. By constantly exploring the application of various AI technologies, Sogou is helping to shape the smart lifestyles of the future.
AI News Anchor
The world's first AI news anchor, developed based on Sogou's leading technology, is able to simulate natural speech and expressions. Sogou's AI Anchor technology incorporates the latest advances in image detection and prediction capabilities, as well as speech synthesis, which allow the virtual anchor to "broadcast" text inputs in real time.
With Sogou's technology, textual input can be transformed into corresponding lip movements, providing users with a highly customizable interactive experience. With a focus on natural language processing and machine learning, Sogou has developed industry-leading capabilities in real-time audio and video synthesis.
Smart Translation Devices
Sogou launched three machine translation devices in 2018 including the Sogou Travel Translator, the Sogou Smart Translation Recorder and the Sogou Translator Pro, all of which support multi-language human-to-machine translation. The devices have a wide range of functions, including the ability to translate between up to 42 languages, translation of image-embedded text on menus and street signs, and offline translation.
The products are powered by Sogou's AI technology that is recognized as among the most advanced in the world. Sogou's co-developed Speech Translation System ranked first at the internationally renowned 2018 International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT), while its facial recognition technology also ranked first in the 2018 MegaFace Million-Scale Face Recognition Challenge.
Safe Harbor Statement
This announcement contains forward-looking statements. It is currently expected that the Business Outlook will not be updated until release of Sogou's next quarterly earnings announcement. However, Sogou reserves the right to update its Business Outlook at any time for any reason. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Sogou's and Sogou management's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current plans, estimates, and projections, which involve inherent risks and uncertainties. We caution you that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, intense competition in the market for search and search-related services; our need to continually innovate and adapt in order to grow our business; our reliance on Tencent platforms for a significant portion of our user traffic; and uncertainty regarding the extent and reach of PRC governmental regulation of sponsored search. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Amendment No. 2 to Sogou's Registration Statement on Form F‑1 (Registration No. 333-220928) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 6, 2017, and other documents Sogou files with or submits to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Sogou Inc. (NYSE: SOGO) is an innovator in search and a leader in China's internet industry. With a mission to make it easy to communicate and get information, Sogou has grown to become the second largest search engine by mobile queries and the fourth largest internet company by MAU in China. Sogou has a wide range of innovative products and services including the Sogou Input Method, which is the largest Chinese language input software for both mobile and PC. Sogou is also at the forefront of AI development and has made significant breakthroughs in voice and image technologies, machine translation, and Q&A, which have been successfully integrated into our products and services.
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