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IFlytek

iFLYTEK (科大讯飞) is a software enterprise dedicated to the research of intelligent speech and language technologies.

IFlytek Co Ltd is a software enterprise, which is dedicated towards research of intelligent speech and language technologies. The speech technologies comprise speech synthesis and speech recognition to enable human-machine speech communication as convenient as human-human communication. In addition, the speech technologies also include oral language evaluation, speech coding, timbre transformation and noise reduction.

IFlytek's core businesses include fundamental speech technology research, development and marketing of software applications, system integration, hardware products and full time technical support.

IFlytek's industry solutions include artificial integration products in education, justice, medical, city infrastructure, automobile, marketing, and discipline, inspection and supervision.

In October 2019, IFlytek was added to the US Entity List, along with seven other Chinese companies. The US Entity List prevents companies on the list from buying United States made technology. CEO Liu Qingfeng said in interview the ban would not have a significant impact on the companies day-to-day operations but they intended to appeal the decision to the relevant United States government departments.

Timeline

October 10, 2019
Added to US blacklist.

The Chines voice recognition company was blacklisted by the US along with surveillance and AI companies Sensetime, Megvii, Yitu and Hikvision.

iFlyTek said it expects to report a net profit of 330 million to 380 million yuan (US$46.4 million to $53.4 million) for the first three quarters of 2019, representing year on year growth of between 50% and 73%.

April 29, 2019
IFlytek CEO: Developments in AI core technologies behind growth.

Liu Qingfeng, Chairman and CEO of IFlytek told CGTN in interview that developments in core technologies behind the AI conglomerates growth over the past year and its aspiration for global growth.

May 2005
IFlytek raises a $137,000 series D round from Infotech Ventures.
March 2002
IFlytek raises a $40,000 series C round from Intel Capital.
August 2001
IFlytek raises a $290,000 series B round from Legend Capital.
November 2000
IFlytek raises a $155,000 series A round from Fosun RZ Capital and Legend Capital.

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Liu Qingfeng

Chairman and CEO

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iFLYTEK
May 28, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Good things happen when people meet at the right time and place. This is the story of iFLYTEK's beautiful encounter with New Zealand. Neither...
iFLYTEK
April 26, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- iFLYTEK, Asia's leading artificial intelligence (AI) and speech technology company, released its 2020 Annual Report highlighting the company's...
Science and Technology Daily | IUSTC
December 10, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ --Informe de Science and Technology Daily | IUSTC: En 2020, la COVID-19 ha tenido un profundo impacto en el planeta y la economía digital ha...
Chris Udemans
October 28, 2019
TechNode
iFlytek was one of several Chinese AI firms included on the US Entity List earlier this month.
Chris Udemans
October 10, 2019
TechNode
The speech recognition firm is one of China's five 'AI Champions' alongside Sensetime, Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent.
Alexandra Harney
June 13, 2019
U.S.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at least one other university have research partnerships with a Chinese artificial intelligence company that has business ties with police in China's Xinjiang region, where a sweeping crackdown on Uighurs has drawn international condemnation.

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