iFlytek, a leading Chinese voice recognition technology company and Huawei, China’s hope for the 5G age, have signed a cooperation agreement in Shenzhen. The collaboration will focus on 4 major sectors: public cloud service, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure, smart ends, and office IT.

The cooperation hopes to grab each other’s industrial advantages in both AI component ecosystem and smart device manufacturing business. The partnership will enable iFlytek and Huawei to leverage collaborative strengths in B2B and B2C markets. The most immediate development: AI voice technology’s use and improvement in Huawei phones.

Read more: iFlytek’s journey from the bottom to the top of China’s voice AI industry

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Runhua Zhao

Runhua Zhao is a technology reporter based in Beijing. Connect with her via email: runhuazhao@technode.com