Age of artificial intelligence knocks the door by Muhammad Zamir Assadi


Hefei, May 28:  The voice recognition company iFLYTEK founded in 1999 by a group of students has developed into a leading research institution of China.

A group of journalists from South Asian and South East Asian countries visited the company to witness the marvelous development of Chinese speech and language technology.

In a briefing to the journalists, it was told that the company has become the national key enterprise with artificial intelligent speech and language technologies.

The market value of the company touches 5.5 billion US dollars by having 7000 employees dedicated for the development of advanced research in artificial intelligence.

From the top 10 breakthrough technologies iFLYTEK takes the credit of focusing on conversational interface while the other ones are immune engineering, precise gene editing in plants, reusable rockets, robots that teach each other, DNA App-store, solar city’s, giga factory, slack communication, tesla autopilot and power from the air.

It was also told that intelligence technology enables machines to listen and speak including speech synthesis, speech recognition and cognitive intelligence.

The McKinsey global institute report defines that 45% activities can be automated by current technology while 20 % of the work may be substituted with a robot.

The report by iFLYTEK also includes the top ten strategic predictions for future which states that all business content will be authored by machine by the end of 2018, more than 3 million workers globally will be supervised by “roboboss”, customer digital assistance will recognize individuals by face and voice, small agents will facilitate 40 % of mobile interactions and the post-app era will begin to dominate.

Computational Intelligence, perceptive Intelligence and cognitive Intelligence described as the three levels of artificial intelligence which states that the speech synthesis technology is better than ordinary human speaker pronunciation.

China humanoid answering robot,Tsinghua University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing University and other prominent institutions have been utilizing cognitive intelligence hot spot.

It was also described that iFLYTEK has officially released Super Brain Project on August 20, 2014 aimed that robots have a future in universities.

iFLYTEK won the first prize of the International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) on and the first prize of manual evaluation on the contest of NIST International Machine Translation.

Full subjects automated essay scoring is better than manual review by developing the ability of examination paper scan, handwriting Recognition and automated essay scoring.

Education Voice Cloud Platform owned by iFLYTEK utilize by 15 Provinces out of 31 while spoken language assessment system built and operated by company was operational in all 31 provinces and E-Campus System built and operated by them was used by over 4,000 Schools, around 1.2 million classes.

The development of car telematics and intelligence is helping to promote the constant interaction change between human and machine in the smart cars while speech interactive technology has became the main development direction of in car human-machine interaction.