Founded in 1999, iFLYTEK 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 AI 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).
As an innovation-driven company, iFLYTEK is on the cutting-edge of technological development and has continued to be among the best during a variety of international evaluations in machine translation, NLU, image recognition, image comprehension, knowledge graphs, knowledge discovery, and machine reasoning. The company has won the State Science and Technology Award twice and the Information Industry Technological Invention Award. iFLYTEK holds a leadership position in the national speech interactive technical workgroup, which is in charge of setting standards for Chinese speech industry.
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.
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 February 29th, 2020, iFLYTEK Open Platform had more than 1.17 million developer teams, 750,000 total applications, and connected 2.71 billion end users. iFLYTEK AI Academy has 338,000 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.