About iFLYTEK

About iFLYTEK

Create A Better World With A.I.

Founded in 1999, iFLYTEK Co., Ltd. is a well-known intelligent speech and artificial intelligence publicly listed company in the Asia-Pacific Region. Since its establishment, the company is devoted to cornerstone technological research in speech and languages, natural language understanding, machine learning, machine reasoning, adaptive learning, and has maintained the world-leading position in those domains. The company actively promotes the development of A.I. products and their sector-based applications, with visions of enabling machines to listen and speak, understand and think, creating a better world with artificial intelligence. In 2008, iFLYTEK went public on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (stock code 002230).

The company’s business include smart electronic voice language translator device, intelligent computer programs, software for voice and speech recognition and conversion, computer software design service, computer programming service. For many years the company has committed to provide cornerstone technical research in the field of computer software, and developed technologies to support computer systems analysis, installation, updates and maintenance of computer software, consultancy in the field of design and development of computer hardware.

History of the Company

iFLYTEK was founded in 1999 by Liu Qingfeng who currently serves as the Founder, Chairman and President of the company. Liu Qingfeng founded the company along with 18 fellow college and graduate students after participating in a speech synthesis contest and obtaining the highest score of all speech synthesis solutions at the time.

Since its founding, iFLYTEK has been dedicated to the research and development of intelligent speech and language technologies in addition to the application of artificial intelligence in the world.

iFLYTEK building

In 2017 and 2019 respectively, iFLYTEK was listed on the MIT Technology Review as one of the world’s 50 Smartest Companies, first in China and sixth in the world when it was first honored in 2017. In 2016, iFLYTEK launched translators which received high approval ratings from the market and generated interest in the smart consumer goods category. In 2018, iFLYTEK’s Machine Translation System took CATTI (China Accreditation Test for Translators and Interpreters) trial tests and performed as well as human interpreters.

In 2019, iFLYTEK’s next-gen speech translation system received the Super AI Leader (SAIL) Applicative Award at the World AI Conference (WAIC). In September 2019, the company exclusively became the Official Automated Translation Software Supplier of Beijing 2022, aiming for accessible information and barrier-free communication for the Olympics. In October 2019, under the supervision of the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the State Language Commission (SLC), iFLYTEK has successfully launched the Global Chinese Learning Platform (GCLP), a mobile application providing personalized learning solutions for Chinese literacy and translation with real-time feedback and guidance.

AI Technology
iFLYTEK Office Building

Integrating the platform and sector-based strategies, iFLYTEK has kept on expanding the scopes of its businesses based on proprietary intellectual properties. In 2010, the company launched iFLYTEK Open Platform, a platform centered on intelligent voice and human-computer interaction, providing developers with one-stop AI solutions. As of January 31st, 2021, iFLYTEK Open Platform supported more than 1.82 million developer teams, 1,030,000 total applications, and connected 3.1 billion accumulated end users. iFLYTEK AI Academy has 456,000 registered members. The AI ecosystem centered on iFLYTEK continues to grow.

iFLYTEK has continued to explore new territories and market smart products and services for full industry coverage. The company has successfully transformed technologies and research into products and applications in consumer goods, education, urban services, judicature, customer services, cars, healthcare and telecommunications.

iFLYTEK’s top-notch scientific research and business performance has been recognized by all sectors at home and abroad. iFLYTEK remains true to the original aspirations of the organization while always being innovative. The company looks forward to working with talented men and women around the globe to create a better world with AI.

iFLYTEK Founder

THE FOUNDER’S INFORMATION

Founder’s Message

iFLYTEK was founded upon a shared belief by a group of friends after years of toil in a university laboratory. These friends believed that one day artificial intelligence will empower mankind to accomplish the unimaginable. iFLYTEK aims to contribute significantly to society with A.I.
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Liu Qingfeng, Founder and Chairman

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