Retech and iFLYTEK successfully sign cooperation deal to jointly develop a new battlefield for ‘Smart Education!’

On 20 November, Retech Group and iFLTEK signed a cooperation agreement in Hefei. Mr. Ai Shungang, President of Retech Group, Mr. Yang Bin Bin, General Manager of Retech AiEnglish, Ms. Han Xin, General Manager of Retech AiChinese, Ms. Li Jing, Chief Strategy Officer of Retech AiChinese, Mr. Duan Dawei, Senior Vice President and CFO of iFLYTEK, and other leaders from both sides attended and witnessed the signing ceremony.

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This strong cooperation between Retech Group and iFLTEK will work towards complimenting each other's strengths under the guidance of the cooperation framework in the fields of; foreign language education resources, teaching research, product curriculum and services, to collaboratively support new and deeper exploration of A.I.+ Education around Chinese and English learning, and jointly pursue new developments in ‘smart education’.

 

In the cooperation with Retech Ai English, the two sides will rely on their respective advantages and experience, combined with the advanced international A.I. technology of iFLYTEK, both parties will explore Ai technology application in the fields of oral assessment, automatic marking and other examinations, and provide K12 students with professional and intelligent services integrating English listening and speaking, teaching, learning, testing and assessment.

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In the cooperation with Retech Ai Chinese, the two sides will focus on the Global Chinese Learning Platform product line, carry out in-depth cooperation in learning resources, intelligent technology, live broadcast bases, teacher training and other aspects. Both sides will join together in exploring and developing more new models of overseas Chinese education, promoting its professionalization and marketization, and uniting with a common outcome of contributing to a prosperity of international Chinese education.

 

Retech delegates were accompanied by iFYLTEK Education sector’s General Manager of Examination Product line, Mr. Xu Jun, General Manager of the Chinese Examination product line, Pan Zeliang and General Manager of the Global Chinese Learning Platform product line, Li Xiaozhen to visit the iFLYTEK A.I. showroom. They were able to observe the application of cutting-edge A.I. technology in education, healthcare, life and other fields, especially in the "A.I.+Education" section. The group was given an in-depth introduction and experience of the application of A.I. technology in promoting school management and students' personalized learning and education evaluation.

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In recent years, science and technology has undergone a rapid development, and the ‘wave’ of Ai technology has poured deep into many economically developed fields. The implementation of Ai technology in these fields provides a flexible, inclusive, personalised and effective enhancement, especially in the pursuit of combining technology and education.  This addition is conducive to the enrichment and optimization of teaching resources.

iFLYTEK it’s a national ‘backbone’ software enterprise, established in 1999, specializing in intelligent speech and language technology and research into Artificial Intelligence. It represents and upholds advanced international standards in core technologies of intelligent speech and artificial intelligence such as speech synthesis, speech recognition, oral evaluation, language translation, voice print recognition, face recognition, natural language processing, etc. Over the years, iFLYTEK has attracted great attention for its leadership in the Ai field, relying on its deep engagement in Ai research and industry knowledge.

Internet technology implementation in the Education industry has experienced incessant popularization, and with that has brought about many new opportunities and challenges alike. Large scale and new technologies such as Ai technology and cloud data have already become trending elements in the Education sector. Both parties will indubitably continue to strive to work together to explore and progress in this field, furthering the development of foreign language education and its connection with Ai, advancing this phenomenon into the future, pushing ‘smart education’ onto a new unrivalled platform!