(Yicai Global) June 19 -- China’s intelligent voice recognition technology leader iFlytek, has initialed a cooperative agreement with the US Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) to set up a joint steering committee to cooperate in the voice processing, reasoning and artificial intelligence fields. iFlytek Chairman Liu Qingfeng visited MIT on June 14.
He met with MIT President Rafael Reif during his two-day visit and signed the agreement with MIT CSAIL, technology news site PingWest reported yesterday.
Chinese and American scientific research institutions should not only intensify their cooperation at the research level, but also collaborate on AI-related applications, standards, laws, and ethics to withstand the challenges and risks of the future and benefit humanity, was the consensus the two sides reached at their signing ceremony.
The joint steering committee will comprise two representatives from each party. MIT will appoint Professor Victor Zue, who focuses on human-computer interaction research, and Daniela Rus, director of MIT CSAIL, while Hu Guoping, president of iFlytek’s Research Institute, and Li Shipeng, corporate vice president and co-president of the company based in China’s eastern Anhui province, will act for it.
Li, a former vice president and principal researcher of Microsoft Research Asia, joined the company in May this year. Hu is one of the firm’s co-founders.
Editor: Ben Armour