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Signing and Inauguration Ceremony of Voice and Language Cloud Computing Joint Laboratory of LZU & iFLYTEK Launched

By LZU | 12/05/2012 19:27:25 | Views ()

On the morning of May 12, the signing and inauguration ceremony of voice and language cloud computing joint laboratory of Lanzhou University and iFLYTEK in Anhui Province was held in Shao Science Hall, Lanzhou University. Wang Sanyun, Secretary of Gansu Provincial CPC Committee and Chairman of Gansu Provincial People's Congress, Liu Lijun, Secretary-General of Gansu Provincial CPC Committee, Hao Yuan, Vice Governor, Li Lian, Secretary of CPC Committee of Hefei University of Technology, Liu Qingfeng, Chairman and President of Anhui iFLYTEK Co., Ltd, Wang Hansong, Secretary of CPC Committee of Lanzhou University, Zhou Xuhong, President of Lanzhou University, and Chen Fahu, Vice President, attended the ceremony. Also present at the ceremony were officials from the Provincial Office of Gansu, Provincial Science and Technology Department, Education Department and other competent departments, together with some teachers and students. The ceremony was chaired by Wang Hansong.
Wang Sanyun, Secretary of Gansu Provincial CPC Committee and Chairman of Gansu Provincial People's Congress inaugurated the ceremony for the “voice and language Cloud Joint Laboratory of Lanzhou University and iFLYTECH ”. Hao Yuan, Vice Governor of Gansu Province delivered a speech at the ceremony. President Zhou Xuhong, Liu Qingfeng, Chairman and President of Anhui iFLYTEK Co., Ltd addressed the ceremony respectively.

   At the ceremony, Chen Fahu, Vice President of Lanzhou University and Liu Qingfeng, Chairman of Anhui IFLYTEK Company signed agreement on jointly building the “voice and language cloud computing joint laboratory of Lanzhou University and iFLYTEK". Professor Li Lian who is in charge of the Joint Laboratory detailed the proposed constructions; Hu Bin, Distinguished Professor of the Lanzhou University “Thousand Plan” and Dean of Information Science and Engineering School, profiled the school; Hu Yu, Senior Vice President of Anhui iFYTEK demonstrated to the participants the relevant voice research products.

   It was reported that, according to the agreement signed between both parties, the joint laboratory will be based on the performance of iFLYTEK voice and language cloud computing platform, centering around speech synthesis, speech recognition, voice evaluation, voice translation and other speech and language core technology. And it will combine the relevant strong disciplines of Lanzhou University, and focus on the research of education services and mobile Internet, highlight the local characteristics in such areas as agricultural, environmental and cultural tourism researches and industrial applications. Meanwhile, IFLYTEK will provide the laboratory with an annual research funding of 300 000 yuan for three consecutive years, a total of 100,000 yuan as the special fund for the college students innovation program for three years, in addition to voice cloud platforms, software systems and hardware devices amounting to 100 million yuan in all.

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