Li Zhifei is the founder and CEO of Mobvoi, a Chinese AI firm headquartered in Beijing that specializes in consumer electronics. It has developed its own Chinese voice technologies in voice recognition, language processing and vertical search technology. The company has already launched smartwatches, smart speakers, and smart technology for automobiles. In 2016, Mobvoi launched Ticauto, an in-vehicle voice app.
The company has raised 6 rounds of funding, led by top firms such as Google and Volkswagen. Prior to starting Mobvoi, Li worked at Google with the company’s CTO, Mike Lei, with the Google Voice Search and Google Translate teams.
Zhifei graduated from John Hopkins University with a PhD in natural language processing, machine translation, and machine learning in 2010. An avid researcher, it was here that he discovered his curiosity for machines.