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Liulishuo Ranks No.1 in AI Education Industry


April 03, 2017 --

SHANGHAI, April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, the "2016 Top 100 China AI enterprises" rankings were officially announced and published by CIWEEK, the authoritative Media on the Internet and IT industries, and the eNet Institute. China's three barons, Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent (BAT) rank among the top three, large-scale AI hardware enterprises. Huawei and Intel are also among the top 10. Liulishuo, the world's leading AI education enterprise ranks 45th, being the only technological education enterprise in the Top 50 list.

Liulishuo is a world leading AI-driven education technology company. It was jointly established in September 2012 by Yi Wang, an expert of the 1,000 Talents Program who received a PhD in IT from Princeton University and was a former Google product manager, with his two friends, Zheren Hu and Hui Lin. The Headquarters of Liulishuo is in Shanghai. With an industry-leading AI technology team, Liulishuo is making the study of English more efficient by using AI technology and big data to provide individualized education and equity.

Within four years, Liulishuo has gained more than 40 million users, having the highest number of users in the industry. It was awarded as one of Apple's annual "Selected Apps" and "Apps Essence". Liulishuo has the world's largest speech corpus for Chinese people learning English, the most advanced speech recognition technology in the world and the most active language learning community in China. In July 2016, after 2-years of research and large investment, Liulishuo introduced the leading AI tutor, called "Dong Ni Ying Yu" (tutor that understands you). It provides users with personalized learning content and a study plan. Seen as a revolution in language learning within the industry, it can triple users' learning efficiency.

Liulishuo has completed the round B of funding. Investors include well-known international VCs like IDG, GGV and TBP.

Within the industry, 2016 is known as the first year of the AI Era. AI technology has been applied to several aspects of daily life with rapid speed. As a result AI has become increasingly used as a tool for education. Although many companies claim to apply AI in their products, following the AI+Education model requires surpassing high technical barriers and R&D requirements. Only through acquiring a massive amount data, using an advanced calculation model and continuously evolving AI, is it possible to make full use of productive force and improve users' learning efficiency.

Liulishuo is a pioneer in this field. With over 40 Million users, 419 million minutes of recorded data and 8 million dollars in investment, Liulishuo has created the first and only Deep Learning AI technology after two-years of development. This technology was first applied in Liulishuo's Placement Test and its first commercial product "Dong Ni Ying Yu". The Placement Test can adjust the test type and difficulty based on users' performance. It can define users' English level in 5 to 15 minutes with 100% accuracy according to CEFR (The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

When discussing the "black technology" in the AI based core course "Dong Ni Ying Yu", Hui Lin, a former Google research scientist, an expert in Speech recognition and speech technical processing and co-founder of Liulishuo said "adaptive learning is the cutting edge of AI technology and "Dong Ni Ying Yu" has no pre-designed knowledge graph. The deep learning mode of RNN technology allows for 'self-learning', automatically connecting the user with the most suitable content".

Liulishuo has revolutionized the field of AI with its Speech Recognition technology (a fundamental part of AI). A comparison of data from other prominent companies shows that Liulishuo has become the industry leader in speech scoring technology. This has been proven by its multi-dimensional and multi-granularly oral speech evaluation and feedback, not only on phonetics and semantics but also on logic and coherence. The "LingoIELTS" App, published in Nov 2016, further illustrates the effectiveness of this technology. It employs an emulation of IELTS oral testing through AI technology. Users can simulate the dialogue between the examiner and examinee and receive a score on vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and fluency. The core technology behind the course is speech recognition, which can accurately understand English used by Chinese speakers.

The Liulishuo AI Matrix has not only gotten positive reviews from users, but from the market. In the G20 Summit in Hangzhou on Sep 2016, over 4000 volunteers attended the AI Customized systematic training through the "Dong Ni Ying Yu" core course. In addition, it has spread throughout the international market through word of mouth. Liulishuo also provides English Training for many large-scale domestic clients like Capital Airline, Hainan Airline and Ctrip with comprehensive data tracking and prompt feedback.

Liulishuo has accumulated its 40 million users from over 20 countries worldwide. It uses AI technology to personalize English learning for Chinese users, allowing them to improve their English more efficiently. It also provides non English-speaking people all over the world with a more intelligent and interesting way to learn English.

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