“At the basic scientific level, there is still a gap between China and the United States. While at the application level, China is able to become the world’s leading experimenter,” Wang said.
Beijing-based Sogou, which went public on the New York Stock Exchange in November last year, runs China’s most popular input method and the second-largest search engine and Sogou browser.
Sogou’s language-centered AI technologies have been widely applied in providing daily and simultaneous interpretation services in various scenarios.
Sogou launched the world’s first virtual anchor technology on the opening day of the internet conference, which began on Wednesday and ends on Friday.
The technology can create an AI avatar model the same with the real anchor through cutting-edge technologies, such as detecting key points on the face, extracting face features, face reconstruction, lip-reading recognition and emotion migration.
China’s top leader recently called for stepping up efforts to develop the new generation of artificial intelligence technology and stressed that China will unswervingly encourage, support and guide the development of the non-public sector and support private enterprises to develop toward a broader stage.