Leading Voice Recorder Brands Including Sony Voice Recorder, AIGO, Newmine and MSC Group Partner with Sogou to Co-Found the Voice Recorder AI Innovation Alliance
Sogou Inc., an innovator in search and a leader in China’s internet industry, announced the opening of its Sogou Dictation Service for third-party voice recorder companies. With the mission to make it easy to communicate and get information at its core, the Sogou Dictation Service will empower the traditional voice recorder industry by leveraging Sogou’s leading AI capabilities and speech-to-text conversion technology.
Sogou Dictation Service is a full-service transcription solution that enables consumers to easily transcribe, store, and edit voice recordings for users on mobile and PC. It provides unparalleled accuracy and efficiency in speech-to-text conversion by integrating Sogou’s advanced voice recognition technology and significant language database derived from the Sogou Input Method, the largest Chinese language input software. By applying Sogou’s proprietary Adaptive Attention-based modeling technique and industry-leading Transformer-based voice recognition technology, the Sogou Dictation Service can achieve a 95% transcription accuracy rate. Sogou Dictation Service also supports AI-enabled error detection and correction service for transcribed texts. The Sogou Dictation Service addresses everyday challenges that business professionals, journalists, students, and writers face, by removing the onerous manual transcription process and freeing them to focus on more value-add work.
In parallel, Sogou announced the founding of the Voice Recorder AI Innovation Alliance (“Alliance”) together with leading voice recorder brands, including Sony Voice Recorder, AIGO, Newmine and MSC Group. The Alliance aims to revitalize and transform the traditional voice recorder industry by integrating traditional hardware devices with transcription services based on Sogou’s language-centric AI technologies and machine learning capability. The Sogou Dictation Service will be fully compatible with over 90% of existing voice recorder products on the market and will provide a hardware + service ecosystem that truly benefits consumers.
Sogou’s CEO, Wang Xiaochuan, delivered the opening speech at the launch event and was joined by Sogou’s CTO, Yang Hongtao, as well as executives from Sony Voice Recorder, AIGO, Newmine and MSC Group.
Meanwhile, Sogou launched three new color variations of C1, its AI recorder which was first launched in March 2019. Meticulously designed and exquisitely crafted, the brand new Sogou AI Recorder C1 supports the recording, transcription, translation and interpretation of both real-time and recorded conversations with a 95% transcription accuracy rate. C1 is highly portable and efficient, and able to transcribe and translate a 60-minute recording in five minutes.