How BIGO Technology Is Using Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning !

With the advent of affordable internet and smartphones, video content streaming has witnessed a tremendous rise in the past couple of years.

Talking about the Indian scenario, the nation is witnessing a tremendous change in the internet ecosystem so much so that live streaming content and platforms are also coming into the picture. And with time, they are going big, empowering micro-entrepreneurs and entertainers across creative fields.Started in 2014 in Singapore, BIGO is one such company that is playing a vital role in the live streaming content ecosystem. Talking about the Indian market, BIGO LIVE started with on-boarding of entertainers, dancers and singers, and now the platform also has projects like PUGC (Professional User-generated content), MC Rappers (Platform for underground rappers) and Education learning.Our strategy to keep on adding more content categories and to improvise content makes sure we act as a one-stop-shop and act as a daily dose of entertainment for all.Today, BIGO operates its services in more than 150 countries and regions in the world.

Talking about the user base, BIGO Technology as a group has over 400 million monthly active users globally. The best performance would be the video communication app called imo, which claims 211 million MAU around the world. The combined MAU of both BIGO LIVE (which is a live streaming App) and LIKEE (which is a short video making App) is 78.7 Million globally

The Role Of AI & ML

With a global team of around 3,000 people, and with a significant number of them working on the engineering side which focuses on R&D, AI is the foundation for BIGO products and services.When it comes to machine learning, we use the most sought after tech for recommendations. Looking into the future, our vision is to become a connecting bridge for the internet industry and to equalise the technological disparities in developing areas. And in terms of the Indian market, the company is aiming to become a platform serving all kinds of content to users in India, and for this, BIGO is already developing an MCN network.

To know further about BIGO TECHNOLGY, Check out BIGO’s wesbite :

https://www.bigo.sg/

 

BIGO Technology, the Next-Gen social media giant !!

Singapore based technology company BIGO Technology Pte Ltd is a fast-growing Next-Gen social media community established in 2014. BIGO as a group focuses on video broadcast and VoIP related products and services all over the world. BIGO LIVE Application which is the live broadcasting bit of BIGO Technology has over 13,000 talented broadcasters and over 300 talent scouts. Along with BIGO LIVE, BIGO Technology has Likee (short video Making App), imo (video communication app) amongst others

WeChat Image_20190807111530We started with dancers, singers, actors, lip-sync artists, but looking at the tremendous talent pool of India and twinning it with our brand’s belief to diversify content by adding varied content categories, today we also have PUGC ( Professional User Generated content creators – Astrologers, beat boxers, Tarrot card readers, fitness instructors, mimicry artists etc and underground rappers) and tutors teaching english and imparting soft skill training. As of now we have recruited over 15000 content creators including Likee and LIVE to showcase their talent, moreover BIGO has also seeded a new industry of Agencies/Scouts.  

The combined Global MAU of Bigo Live, Likee and imo is around 300 Mn.

To know more about BIGO Tech, visit website of BIGO Technology-  https://www.bigo.sg/

 

BBC World News featuring BIGO LIVE as a live streaming platform to earn fame & money !

Social media and Influencer marketing goes hand in hand now. Thanks to the evolution of social media landscape and its repercussions to allied video content industry.

Quite recently only, BBC World News made a quick documentary on BIGO LIVE on how people from Tier2/3 cities can also make BIGG  via social media and live streaming apps.

Watch this BBC coverage to know more about BIGO LIVE :

BIGO LIVE’s talent scout Mr Ram Krishan from Bokaro was interviewed by BBC team @ Bokaro city, Jharkhand and how does a talent agency trains their host digitally via BIGO LIVE App was covered. Also, how hosts can perform as per their convenience w/o any place restraint was another topic for coverage.

BIGO LIVE believes in imparting learning and development to its agencies who further train their hosts. BIGO LIVE conducts monthly training for its talent scouts at its office and quite recently another round of training was conducted for agencies which was shot by BBC.

BIGO LIVE which is a part of BIGO Technologies also heads LIKEE ( the short video making App) and IMO ( Instant communication App) apart form BIGO LIVE which is the live broadcasting bit of BIGO Technologies !

 

Catch MTV Splitsvilla fame Ranji Chopra LIVE on BIGO LIVE

WeChat Image_20190731123458.pngRanji Chopra, who was a wildcard participant in Splitsvilla 2017 and came through MTV Battleground is a known lifestyle influencer in social media space. Ranji is also known for her gig in MTV Love school 2 and is currently a jury of beauty peagents.

Ranji who is just 25 years old, hails from Rajasthan and has her schooling from mostly abroad. Within a time span of 3 months, Ranji has around 62K fans on BIGO LIVE and one can frequently see her live streaming on BIGO LIVE around 8pm every evening. She is known for her belly dancing skills and entertainment factor!

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BIGO LIVE which is the broadcasting services of BIGO TECHNOLOGY also has LIKEE ( a short video making App) and IMO ( Instant communication App) as other verticals.

Catch Ranji LIVE with her dancing skills and expressions on BIGO LIVE http://bit.ly/2ETTNPp

 

Participate to become ‘Miss BIGO 2019’

Miss BIGO is a talent based contest for the well dressed talented host! Claim your chance to fame on India Live House from 1st to 10th July. Each day 12 hosts would perform on India Live House and top 2 host based on the votes will be selected for the Finale. Finale will be on 10th July ! The hosts have to perform according to the theme and should be well dressed while performing. Catch this opportunity to perform from 6:00 Pm to 8:00 Pm on India Live house and claim your chance to be Miss BIGO 2019

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The Rewards are as such :

  1. Winner: 1,00,000 Beans
  2. Second Prize : 80,000 beans
  3. Third prize : 30,000 Beans

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BIGO LIVE a one stop shop for all the content lovers!!

BIGO LIVE as a brand has always believed in catering to varied needs of our userbase!

Thus, with recently launched Education channel, where as of now English tutors are being recruited to provide English training online while also getting a favourable response from tier2/3 cities!Not only education channel, but also improvising content by coming up with PUGC ( Professional user generated content) and MC Rappers ( Battleground for underground rappers) we try to be one stop shop for all the content lovers out there!WeChat Image_20190626125735.pngWe have hired over 100 english tutors and they have been providing live english classes from 9pm-11pm daily. Users can interact with them and address their queries real time and can also get o a call with the tutor directly!

With PUGC, BIGO LIVE welcomes fresh talents like beatboxers, DJ’s, ASMR’s onboard and thus acting as a gateway for entertainment for both content creators and content consumers!

Last but not the least, MC Rappers, here we have more than 25 underground rappers pa India who love interacting and showcasing their rap skills live to a global audience on BIGO LIVE, thus BIGO LIVE is acting as  a battleground for all these underground rappers!!

The way content industry is shaping up, platforms like BIGO LIE are enabling these talented heads in becoming micro entrepreneurs and earn both fame and money!

Catch hold of these young talent LIVE on BIGO LIVE by installing BIGO LIVE :

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Make some noise for BIGO LIVE’s Rap Battle

BIGO LIVE’s recent plan to onboard underground rappers took a new dimension yesterday when BIGO LIVE conducted a Rap Battle for 10 rappers on BIGO LIVE’s property – India Live House.

With the evolution of content industry opening gates to various talent heads and influencers, underground rappers are not far behind . Especially after the movie, GULLY BOY.

MC BFamous underground artists like Radioactive, ELBR X ( Ek Sach, Bura Banne wala hu Fame),), Likhari ( Insaan Fame) , Prashant, Aditya, Naveen, Aena,Moin took part in this battle. The activity took place on India live house from 3-5.30pm on 18 June 2019

Likhari.jpgAenaELBR XOn India live house, all these artists reached out to their fans and supporters and in return got virtual gifts and votes as support! That’s the beauty of BIGO LIVE, it gives you an access to global audience who can vote for you real time. Around 4000 BIGO LIVE users watched these MC’ perform live, at a single point of time and compete with each other through the rap songs. The top 3 winners would get BIGO Dino and BIGO Merchandise as the winning amount!

Stay tuned on BIGO LIVE to know who is the winner of this MC Battle! Install the App now:  Install the app now : http://bit.ly/2ETTNPp

BIGO Technology’s association with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore, for ‘BIGO Excellence Scholarship Fund’

BIGO Technology  is a fast-growing Singapore Internet company established in 2014 focusing on video broadcast and VoIP related products and services all over the world. It  includes BIGO LIVE (mobile live stream community), LIKE (short video maker community), imo (video conference communication app).

BIGO’s headquarters and regional centers are also focused on building Artificial Intelligence capabilities and enhancements specifically for localization and country specific requirements, therefore, BIGO Technology has recently created the BIGO Excellence Scholarship Fund for Nanyang Technological University, specifically for undergraduates of Data Science and AI in the school of Computer Science and Engineering. The value of the scholarship fund is SG$500,000. This fund would go towards two graduating students, for every year starting 2020.  SponsershipBIGO TECHNOLOGY’s search for untapped talent all across the globe is on and we look forward to penetrate further to bridge the gap between talent seekers and internet ecosystem. What makes the internship unique at BIGO is an offer of an opportunity to visit any of the 20 offices around the world as part of the internship experience.

Another good news for the users is BIGO Technology is looking to increase the total number of technical hires in Singapore to around 500 by the end of 2022.As a tech company, BIGO wants to ensure that it will stay competitive in the AI field, this means we will be aggressively pursuing AI talents not just from universities but from the global pool as well.

As per Jason Hu, (BIGO’s President) “Given the dynamic Singapore IT and AI landscape, we are anxious to groom and retain young talents for BIGO. As a tech company, we want to ensure that we will stay competitive in the AI field, this means we will be aggressively pursuing AI talents not just from universities but from the global pool as well. By doing so, we are confident that we will be able to improve and upgrade the standard of AI experts in Singapore and move the standard of BIGO’s AI to the next level.”

Sponership2.jpgApart from this, the NTU professors and BIGO AI experts also discussed about the AI landscape in Singapore and how to leverage the AI ecosystem for a better AI future along with the creation of  500 technical positions that would be created by 2022 was also highlighted 

Stay tuned for further updates!

 

Learn English with BIGO LIVE free of cost

Last week BIGO LIVE launched its Education channel for all its users. BIGO looks forward to expand its reach by not only catering to entertainment genre but also is trying to reach out to those who have an inclination towards education but miss out on resources or availability of such platforms.

Eng tutors. 1.pngSpeaking about our Education channel, we are starting with English training session on BIGO LIVE, where around 70 teachers are already hired and imparting training on basics of English, grammar and meet and greet etiquette!

Eng Tutors.jpg This is a good opportunity for both students and English tutors. Students can opt for such courses free of cost without getting into the hassle of course registration etc. With the change in the content industry, impacting the entire internet ecosystem, educational sector is not left far behind. From conventional modes of education to modern modes like distance learning to now education via Live streaming, the convenience of a consumer pays a pivotal role. This is just another way of making money via online Apps for English Tutors. Once can join these english tutors every day from 9pm to 11pmon BIGO LIVE.

Venturing into Education genre, BIGO is leveraging its robust online infrastructure and back end mechanism. There is vast amount of content that is being created in entertainment domain, tapping Educational genre would be setting another milestone for the live streaming industry and utilising its true potential !

To brush up your english speaking skills, Install BIGO LIVE : http://bit.ly/2ETTNPp

 

 

Make way for BIGO LIVE’s ‘Education Channel’

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The beauty of live streaming apps is not only limited to Dance and singing and socialising but can also be utilised towards imparting education & awareness. BIGO LIVE is coming up with its own ‘Education channel’ on BIGO LIVE App . To start with, we have English tutors imparting English teaching & speaking lessons, gradually venturing into other regional languages and soft skill training. From cable to web, from set top boxes to tablets and smartphones, the content industry has seen a drastic evolution. This evolution is not only restricted to TV and video streaming industry, but also, educational industry !

From traditional education platforms to online platforms, a lot of us have been a part of this journey ! But, education via a live streaming platform is an untapped area with tremendous scope of growth. 

BIGO LIVE is on boarding English tutors who can go live and impart educational content, while simultaneously  addressing users queries FOR FREE OF COST. You don’t have to pay any fees / enroll your self in any course, yet you can learn and educate yourself for free ! They can take bigoers on call and address their questions and the same can be beneficial to other users too.

Topics like basic English, English grammar, animal names, word pronunciations, ways of greeting and basic etiquette’s are being taught currently.

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Catch them live on BIGO LIVE from 9pm to 11pm . 

A big shout out to all the education bloggers / english tutors and teachers, come join BIGO LIVE and experience the online educational wave and make decent money

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