iFlytek

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iFlytek
Public; State-owned enterprise
Traded asSZSE: 002230
IndustryInformation technology
Founded1999; 21 years ago (1999)
Headquarters,
China
Area served
speech synthesis, speech recognition and natural language processing
Websiteiflytek.com

iFlytek (Chinese: 科大讯飞; pinyin: Kēdà Xùnfēi), styled as iFLYTEK, is a partially state-owned Chinese information technology company established in 1999.[1] It creates voice recognition software and 10+ voice-based internet/mobile products covering education, communication, music, intelligent toys industries. State-owned enterprise China Mobile is the company's largest shareholder.[2] The company is listed in the Shenzhen Stock Exchange with market capitalization at 25 billion RMB and it is backed by several state-owned investment funds.[3][4]

In 2018, iFlytek signed a five-year collaboration agreement with the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.[5]

In October 2019, iFlytek was sanctioned by the United States for allegedly using its technology for human rights abuses in Xinjiang.[6][7]

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  1. ^ Ben Chiang (23 March 2012). "iFlytek Announces All New Voice Cloud and Siri-like Product". TechNode. Retrieved 2012-08-24. Note: byline reads "Ben Jiang", but author webpage URL lists last name as "Chiang".
  2. ^ Harney, Alexandra (June 13, 2019). "Risky partner: Top U.S. universities took funds from Chinese firm tied to Xinjiang security". Reuters. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  3. ^ Mark Lee (2012-08-24). "China Mobile to Acquire 15% of Voice-Recognition Company". Bloomberg Businessweek. Bloomberg L.P. Archived from the original on 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  4. ^ Dai, Sarah (July 17, 2019). "China's voice recognition champion iFlytek gets US$407 million funding boost from state investors". South China Morning Post. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  5. ^ Conner-Simons, Adam (June 15, 2018). "CSAIL launches new five-year collaboration with iFlyTek". MIT News. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  6. ^ "US sanctions 8 China tech companies over role in Xinjiang abuses". The Nikkei. Reuters. October 8, 2019. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  7. ^ Strumpf, Dan; Kubota, Yoko (October 8, 2019). "Expanded U.S. Trade Blacklist Hits Beijing's Artificial-Intelligence Ambitions". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved November 9, 2019.

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