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How China is helping Trump blacklisted-AI firm thrive in pandemic era

The Hong Kong-based startup's revenue surged 147% to 5 billion yuan ($720 million) in 2019 and its customer base increased by about 500 to 1,200 clients, according to co-founder Xu Bing

How SenseTime, Chinese AI firm blacklisted by Trump thrives in Covid-19 era
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The company is working with 127 cities across China to use cameras to analyse everything from traffic to residential complex security.

Lulu Yilun Chen | Bloomberg
The future of China’s largest artificial intelligence company was thrown into question last year when it was blacklisted by the Trump administration. Today, SenseTime is thriving with growing demand for its facial recognition software, especially as local governments in China adopt its technology to battle the coronavirus.

The Hong Kong-based startup’s revenue surged 147% to 5 billion yuan ($720 million) in 2019 and its customer base increased by about 500 to 1,200 clients, according to co-founder Xu Bing. Sales are on track to climb 80% this year to about 9 billion yuan and gross profit could double, according to people

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First Published: Aug 19 2020 | 9:38 AM IST

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