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Future · Infinite: LBDA Summit 2019 held in Macao

NewsSource:GTCOMDate: 4 April 2019views:20

On April 2, 2019, the LBDA Summit 2019 themed on "Future · Infinite" was held in Macao Polytechnic Institute. This conference was sponsored by the Language Big Data Alliance (LBDA) and organized by Macao Polytechnic Institute and Global Tone Communication Technology Co., Ltd. (GTCOM). Ip Peng Kin, chief of the Office of the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government; Gou Renmin, the deputy director of the Education and Youth Affairs Department, the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao S.A.R.; Teng Sio Hong, the acting deputy director of the Tertiary Education Services Office of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government; Im Sio Kei, president of the Macao Polytechnic Institute; Huang Youyi, Zhong Weihe and Hannelore Lee-Jahnke, co-chairs of the LBDA; and government leaders, experts and scholars from all over the world in the fields of education and technology attended the conference. Guests discussed in depth the application of cutting-edge technologies such as AI and big data in teaching, scientific research and other practical fields. Elena Zhang, the vice president of GTCOM, delivered the work report on behalf of the Secretariat of the LBDA.


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LBDA Summit 2019 held in Macao Polytechnic Institute


In his speech, Huang Youyi, the co-chair of the LBDA, affirmed the achievements made by the LBDA. He said that with the efforts and support from all walks of life, the LBDA now has more than 240 members covering Europe, the Americas, Oceania and other parts of the world; the LITxAcademy online resource sharing platform established by the LBDA has been well applied in the alliance. In the future, the LBDA will continue to adhere to the industry development path, actively embrace new technologies, and seek diversified development paths through exploration and innovation.


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Huang Youyi, the co-chair of the LBDA, makes a speech

Hannelore Lee-Jahnke, the co-chair of the LBDA, pointed out that the LBDA is committed to promoting the cooperation and development of higher education in various regions, and hoped to use big data to develop innovative technologies and cultivate excellent translation elites more effectively.


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Hannelore Lee-Jahnke, co-chair of the LBDA, makes a speech

GTCOM Vice President Elena Zhang delivered the work report on behalf of the Secretariat of the LBDA. She reviewed the development of the LBDA and looked forward to the future development direction. Since the launch of the LBDA in 2016, "resource sharing within the alliance and accelerating the internationalization process" has been the focus of development. Over the past three years, the LBDA has continued to promote the sharing of resources around the world, and has organized and implemented more than 100 cooperation projects, undertaken major national projects such as the SCO Qingdao Summit and CNKEYWORDS. Hundreds of universities and thousands of teachers and students have participated in the practical activities of the alliance. Together with numerous domestic and foreign universities and institutions, the LBDA has established big-data laboratories for various industries, which is also a classic case of resource sharing within the alliance. In terms of accelerating the process of internationalization, theme activities have been held in Russia, Britain, Australia and other countries to focus on LBDA development, resource sharing and promotion of the internationalization process. As it looks to the future, the LBDA will work harder to achieve comprehensive sharing, expand cooperation, optimize organization and extend its talents to the world so as to realize the great development of the alliance and raise the industry standard.


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Elena Zhang, the vice president of GTCOM, delivers the work report on behalf of the Secretariat of the LBDA


In his keynote speech, Lai Xulong, the vice president of China University of Geosciences, focused on the important influence of AI big data in the area of geoscience research. Thus, he expressed confidence in the Geoscience Big-data laboratory jointly built by the school in association with GTCOM. Additionally, he made suggestions regarding the future construction direction of the laboratory.


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Lai Xulong, vice president of China University of Geosciences, gives a speech


Under the witness of the guests, the Chinese-Portuguese English Voice Recognition Simultaneous Interpretation System was launched grandly; the inauguration and signing of the GTCOM - China University of Geosciences Big-data laboratory and the signing ceremony of GTCOM-Central University of Finance and Economics Financial Big-data laboratory were held.


Thanks to the technological strength of GTCOM and the abundant Portuguese corpus of Macao Polytechnic Institute, the Chinese-Portuguese English Voice Recognition Simultaneous Interpretation System is currently the leading simultaneous interpretation system that supports Chinese, Portuguese and English.


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Chinese-Portuguese English Voice Recognition Simultaneous Interpretation System launched


Relying on the global big-data collection and analysis capabilities of GTCOM and the preeminence of China University of Geosciences in the field of geosciences, the GTCOM - China University of Geosciences Big-data laboratory is designed to promote scientific research in geosciences related fields, and regularly produce scientific research reports and big data products.


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GTCOM - China University of Geosciences Big-data laboratory unveiled


Given GTCOM's advantages in financial technology and the expert team resources of Central University of Finance and Economics, the GTCOM - Central University of Finance and Economics Financial Big-data laboratory is intended to promote research in financial big data, launch corresponding commercial products, produce scientific research reports and provide platform support for the joint construction of the "post-doctoral research mobile workstation of financial big data."


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Signing ceremony of GTCOM-Central University of Finance and Economics Financial Big-data laboratory

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Zhong Weihe, the co-chair of the LBDA


The Principals' Session, which attracted the attention of the guests, was presided over by co-chair Zhong Weihe. At the meeting, Huang Youyi, Hannelore Lee-Jahnke, Lai Xulong and Sichuan International Studies University Vice President Zhu Chaowei held in-depth discussions under the banner of "Big Data Promotes Global Education Development in the Age of Artificial Intelligence." From the perspective of their respective fields, the speakers shared their thoughts on how to promote the development of education with the help of technology, and presented a wonderful feast of brainstorm for the audience.


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Site of the Principals' Session

Han Lili, the dean of the School of Languages and Translation, Macao Polytechnic Institute, presided over a forum titled "Application of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Practice," and Koh Kyotetsu, CEO of Kodensha, delivered a keynote speech. Lyu Shijie, director of the Center of Cultural and Financial Research CUFE; Guo Qing, director of the MTI Center of Southeast University; Zhang Yunfeng, director of the Portuguese Teaching and Research Center, Macao Polytechnic Institute; and Zhang Jide, secretary of the School of Foreign Languages at China University of Geosciences, shared their unique ideas.


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Forum on Application of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Practice

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Discussion on Global Education Resource Sharing


Professor Liu Heping, of Beijing Language and Culture University, presided over a discussion on the sharing of global education resources. Following the keynote speech by professor Wang Lifei, also of Beijing Language and Culture University, Zhang Ailing, the dean of the Graduate Institute of Interpretation and Translation at Shanghai International Studies University; Ping Hong, a professor at the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies; Jian Haoxian, director of the Research and Development Center of the Macao Professional Development Association; and Bu Zhanting, deputy dean of the School of Foreign Languages at Qingdao University, gave insightful speeches on the current and future integration and sharing of educational resources in their universities. Additionally, they suggested innovative ways to solve practical problems. Meanwhile, experts and scholars noted that they would intensify their efforts to promote the sharing of educational resources across a broad range of fields.

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Group photo


We have again witnessed the important growth of the LBDA during this, the third anniversary. Thus, the LBDA Summit 2019 came to a successful conclusion in Macao. We firmly believe the LBDA has great potential for development amid the booming development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the national effort to fulfill the Belt and Road Initiative.


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