iFlytek releases new AI products

By Guo Yiming
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Leading Chinese tech firm iFlytek released a new portfolio of new artificial intelligence (AI) products on Thursday, covering such areas as education, customer service and medicine.

People interact with a robot developed by iFlytek on Nov. 9, 2017. [Photo provided to China.org.cn]

People interact with a robot developed by iFlytek on Nov. 9, 2017. [Photo provided to China.org.cn] 

The 10 new products were displayed during the company's annual product release conference with the theme of "AI: Enabling Industries, Empowering Individuals."

AI has been adopted in an increasing number of daily activities and used across many industries, said Liu Qingfeng, chairman of iFlytek.

He said the company's AI-enabled platform had so far been used over four billion times by a wide range of people; 20 percent of the applications involved education, and the rest covered social communications, shopping, medicine, etc.

The company's robotic medical assistant recently passed China's national qualification test for doctors with a score of 456, much higher than the national pass mark of 360. The robot will be used to assist doctors in clinical diagnosis, the company said.

Liu and his team believe half the current jobs in existence would be replaced by AI over the next 10 years.

While some pessimists, like business magnate Elon Musk, have warned of the looming threat of AI and possible outbreak of a third world war resulting from its development, Liu thinks constant technological breakthroughs in this field, if well-regulated, will relieve ordinary people from repetitious and boring work, allowing make them to focus on meaningful, interesting and creative tasks.

The company, which has prospered on its voice recognition technology, is heavily involved in such sectors as medicine, the judiciary and education, and has incorporated its AI-enabled system in translation, automobiles, toys and smart home appliances.

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