Chinese Firm Sogou Introduces 3D AI News Anchor

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Sogou, a Chinese search and internet powerhouse, has launched a 3D AI News Anchor with Xinhua News Agency, a national news agency in China.

The 3D AI News Anchor features the latest generation of the Sogou AI Vocational Avatar technology, which employs 3D modeling and artificial intelligence that enables it to be more flexible and adaptive to different settings. The 3D AI News Anchor can walk around during a broadcast and perform complex gestures.

Sogou's AI technologies, including multimodal recognition and synthesis, facial recognition and animation, and transfer learning, allow the avatar to imitate human voices, facial expressions, lip movements, and mannerisms with only text inputs.

Since the introduction of its first 2D AI News Anchor in November 2018, Sogou has cooperated with trusted partners at home and abroad to develop avatars for the media, financial services, and the cultural industries. Leveraging its language-centric AI technologies, Sogou also developed the first Russian-speaking AI news presenter in 2019.

Sogou's Vocational Avatar technology has undergone multiple upgrades to become more capable of capturing linguistic expressions, facial expressions, and body movements.

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