With the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games rapidly approaching and with all barrier-free facilities at the competition venues already completed, iFLYTEK is prepared to assist viewers with hearing and vision impairments to stay updated with the sports events and equally enjoy the games.
Since becoming the official exclusive automated translation software supplier of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in 2019, iFLYTEK has worked to provide its AI-supported solutions for the international events where athletes from all over the world will gather and communicate with each other. In particular, the company had developed further capacities in speech recognition, speech synthesis and machine translation, aiming to use these advances to broadcast sports news to the visually-impaired while helping those with hearing loss to follow developments.
Specifically, the iFLYTEK AI virtual anchor system supports 24/7 broadcast in 31 languages and dialects. By integrating core technologies like multi-lingual speech recognition, natural language understanding, and machine translation, the system can generate various virtual images and sync the lip movements and facial expressions of the virtual anchors. In this way, the visually impaired viewers can enjoy vivid presentations on the games in real time.
Meanwhile, the iFLYREC Smart Conference System can collect speeches at the Paralympics and then have them transcribed, translated, and presented on screens, thereby enabling the hearing-impaired to keep informed of the games throughout the events.
Through the advances implemented in addressing the needs of viewers with disabilities, the Beijing Olympics has the potential to be the most accessible of the games yet for onlookers. Through the continued promotion of smart solutions to societal ailments, iFLYTEK will continue to utilize and expand the potential of AI and voice recognition technologies to address the needs of today, bridging the gaps in communication and building a more equitable experience for all.