The download site for the app. (Internet photo)
Baidu, the leading provider of internet search services in China, says it has designed an intelligent speech recognition application similar to Apple's Siri voice assistant and is set to launch it on Android's Google Play platform this week.
The application uses Baidu's network recognition engine and neurolinguistic programming which are able to increase the application's success rate of recognizing human speech by 8%, according to DoNews, a Chinese news website focusing on the IT industry.
Like other voice assistant applications, the app will be able to provide voiced answers to questions spoken by its users and perform tasks such as providing information on stocks, locations and weather. Luo Xujian, a Baidu mobile product designer, said he believes the app will outshine its Chinese competitors with the search engine's mammoth database, which will be able to provide an integrated service.
Luo Xujian 駱旭劍