[event recap] Multilingual AI in the Era of Mobile Internet Indonesia (Jakarta Station)

As part of the 2022 iFLYTEK 1024 Developer Festival, TechNode Global has hosted the “Multilingual AI in the Era of Mobile Internet Indonesia (Jakarta Station)” in Jakarta on Friday (Nov 11).

During the panel discussion themed “Multi-language AI Technologies for Mobile Internet”, speakers from various companies and startups have shared their views on the development of language or multilingual AI technologies in today’s mobile internet era, how is the technology impacting people’s lives and the challenges that are hindering the progress of multi-language AI adoption, among others.
The panelists for the panel discussion are listed below:

  • Mr. Lee Zong Lei, Founder, Indofun
  • Mr Wan Chi Gang, Senior Product Director, Wook
  • Mr. Wang Lin, General Manager of Sales Indonesia, Huawei Cloud
  • Mr Jeffrey Wang, Overseas Country Manager, iFLYTEK Group
  • Mr. Andry The, Co-founder from Chief Information Officer (CIO) KUPU
  • Mr Stanley Chong, Director, TechNode Global (moderator)
From left: iFLYTEK Group Overseas Country Manager Jeffrey Wang, Huawei Cloud General Manager of Sales Indonesia Wang Lin, Indofun Founder Lee Zong Lei, TechNode Global Director Stanley Chong, Wook Senior Product Director Wan Chi Gang, Andry The, Co-founder dan Chief Information Officer (CIO) KUPU.

Wang Lin, General Manager of Sales Indonesia, Huawei Cloud pointed out that the multi-language AI technology has helped companies in the era of globalization fulfilling the need to localize.

“AI translators can help not only the communication but also the learning of the language,” he said. “We need to talk to local friends. If we have the tools, this can help us and it’s totally amazing.”

At international conferences, AI translating tools can also help people to understand the content and communicate better, he noted.

E-commerce firm Wook’s senior product director Wan Chi Gang, who hails from China, shared his personal experience that he spent two years to learn Bahasa Indonesia when he started in the country. With AI technology, the learning process would have been quicker and communications with locals will be easier too, he said.

Indonesia-based gaming firm Indofun Founder Lee Zong Lei pointed out that in gaming, the AI ​​technology can be especially useful as there are multinational players in a team and the players may be speaking different languages. Such technology is also making communication easier for us when visiting a foreign country, overcoming language barriers.

“Those working in a shopping mall may speak English. But those from the small shops may not speak English,” he said. With just a mobile phone and multi-language AI technology, one can easily enjoy shopping in a foreign country.

iFLYTEK Group Jeffrey Wang opined that in the future, the mobile internet will be more like a smart assistant. To achieve this, it will have to include multi-language recognition, multi-languages ​​and natural language processing abilities.

He also said Indonesia, with many languages ​​spoken in the archipelago, will be a potential large market for iFLYTEK.

Andry The, Chief Information Officer of KUPU, also said that the multilingual AI technology can help companies in localization, communicating more effectively with their target audience in different and diverse countries like Indonesia.

KUPU is currently using IFLYTEK’s technology in developing its services. Founded in 2021, Indonesia-based KUPU is a mobile recruitment platform connecting job providers and seekers. The platform provides upskilling courses to increase employment visibility and ensure that each user has an equal opportunity.

Panelists having a light moment after the panel discussion. From left: Indofun Founder Lee Zong Lei, Huawei Cloud General Manager of Sales Indonesia Wang Lin, Wook Senior Product Director Wan Chi Gang, iFLYTEK Group Overseas Country Manager Jeffrey Wang, Andry The, Co-founder dan Chief Information Officer (CIO) KUPU and TechNode Global Director Stanley Chong.

Part of the 2022 IFLYTEK 1024 Developer Festival, the event in Jakarta is also co-organized by the National Intelligence Voice Innovation Center and Huawei.

Founded in 1999, iFLYTEK is a well-known intelligent speech and artificial intelligence publicly listed company in the Asia-Pacific Region. Since its establishment, the company is devoted to cornerstone technological research in speech and languages, natural language understanding, machine learning, machine reasoning, adaptive learning, and has maintained the world-leading position in those domains.

As the Official Automated Translation Software Exclusive Supplier of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022,iFLYTEK has helped deliver a Winter Olympics offering “accessible communication”.

[In-person event] Multilingual AI in the Era of Mobile Internet Indonesia (Jakarta Station)

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