iFLYTEK Seeks to Initiate Similar Partnerships Around the World
HEFEI, China – March 30, 2020 – Asia's leading artificial intelligence (A.I.) and speech technology company, iFLYTEK has partnered with the South Korean technology company, Hancom Group, to launch the joint venture Accufly.AI in South Korea. Accufly.AI launched its A.I. Outbound Calling System to assist the South Korean government at no cost and provide information to individuals who have been in close contact with or have had a confirmed coronavirus case.
The A.I. Outbound Calling System is a smart, integrated system that is based on iFLYTEK solutions and Hancom Group's Korean-based speech recognition. The technology saves manpower and assists in the automatic distribution of important information to potential carriers of the virus and provides a mechanism for follow up with recovered patients. iFLYTEK is looking to make this technology available in markets around the world, including North American and Europe.
"The battle against the Covid-19 epidemic requires collective wisdom and sharing of best practices from the international community." said iFLYTEK Chief Financial Officer Mr. Dawei Duan. "Given the challenges we all face, iFLYTEK is continuously looking at ways to provide technologies and support to partners around the world, including in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia."
In February, the Hancom Group donated 20,000 protective masks and 5 thermal devices to check temperatures to Anhui to help fight the epidemic.
iFLYTEK's A.I. technology helped stem the spread of the virus in China and will help the South Korean government conduct follow-up, identify patients with symptoms, manage self-isolated residents, and reduce the risk of cross-infection. The system also will help the government distribute important health updates, increase public awareness, and bring communities together.
"iFLYTEK is working to create a better world through artificial intelligence and seeks to do so on a global scale. iFLYTEK will maximize its technical advantages in smart services to support the international community in defeating the coronavirus," said Mr. Duan.