BEIJING, May 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Sogou Inc. (NYSE:SOGO) (“Sogou” or “the Company”), an innovator in search and a leader in China’s internet industry, announced its launch of world’s first AI sign language news anchor in Chinese at 2021 Sohu Tech 5G & AI Conference held in Beijing on May 17th.
Due to complicated and unique sign language systems as well as the high cost to deliver, there has long been lacking products and services for the 27 million hearing impaired in China to easily obtain high quality information, news and entertainment services.
Sogou has long been at the forefront of AI development and dedicated to offering products and services to better lives of all. Named as Xiao Cong, the world’s first AI sign language news anchor aims to solve pain points of the hearing impaired who experience great inconvenience in interaction with the rest of the world.
Wang Xiaochuan, Sogou CEO, said, “We are thrilled to bring the AI sign language news anchor to hearing impaired viewers. And we hope to help them communicate better and get more engaged with the society through our technological innovations.”