Microsofts new AI-Powered app allows you to learn Chinese without replacing teachers. The app acts as an assistant to the learner when the human teacher is not available.
The Developers at Microsoft plan on using the AI-powered chatbot technology to assist in teaching more than just Chinese, for instance, it can be used to reverse the roles and learn English. Chinese is one of the most difficult languages to learn and is made even more difficult by the myraid variation and nuances. Like any language, learning syntax and grammar isn't enough, verbal practice is so important in portraying a word's meaning with different tones, and thankfully the chatbot uses Microsoft speech recognition technologies with machine-learning models built by native speakers, allowing users to speak out their dialect in Chinese.
Yan Xia, who is a senior development lead at Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing explains "You think you know Chinese, but if you meet a Chinese person and you want to speak Chinese, there is no way you can do it if you have not practiced", Which is 100% true with almost everything we do in life and that's why this application addresses this issue by leveraging our speech with natural language processing technology.
If you aren't sure of your progress you need not worry as the app comes with an advanced grading system that provides instant feedback. It provides scores on your progress and highlights words that need improvement. Whether you are a beginner or intermediate with learning the Chinese language this app links to sample audio to hear the proper pronunciation to assist you in learning the correct way to have a conversation in Chinese.