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Updated 2016-11-25 09:55:38 chinadaily.com.cn
Liu Qingfeng, chairman of iFLYTEK, delivers a keynote speech during the company's product launch event held in Beijing on Nov 23, 2016.

Liu Qingfeng, chairman of iFLYTEK, delivers a keynote speech during the company's product launch event held in Beijing on Nov 23, 2016.

Shenzhen-listed iFLYTEK has unveiled a series of advancements in its artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in Beijing at its annual product launch.

A speech input assistant that is able to provide real-time multi-lingual dictation, a speech synthesis application that allows users to customize the way text is converted to speech, and a voice-activated command system for vehicles were among the new developments outlined.

Hu Yu, rotating president of iFLYTEK, communicates with an English speaking attendee of the company's product launch by using a real-time translation device.

"AI will be as necessary to life as water and electronics in the next five to 10 years, and it will profoundly change the world," company chairman Liu Qingfeng said.

According to Liu, after 17 years of business development and expansion, the technology start-up initiated by college graduates has become the largest listed enterprise that engaged in AI-driven speech recognition sector in Asia.

Hu Yu, rotating president of iFLYTEK, communicates with an English speaking attendee of the company's product launch by using a real-time translation device.

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