Great progress is made in speech recognition and comprehension, which is particularly relevant for language assistants such as Alexa or Magenta. In the "Tech Trends Report 2020" the Future Today Institue concluded that China seems to be somewhat ahead in this discipline; in the international competition in this discipline, the General Language Understanding Evaluation competition, Baidu emerged as the winner, ahead of Google and Microsoft.


The author is a manager in the software industry with international expertise: Authorized officer at one of the large consulting firms - Responsible for setting up an IT development center at the Bangalore offshore location - Director M&A at a software company in Berlin.