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AI powerhouse SenseTime shifts focus to cars and medicine

Hong Kong unicorn will reach beyond surveillance, says co-founder

SenseTime will use its image-recognition tech prowess in fields like self-driving cars, including through a tie-up with Japan's Honda Motor.
SenseTime will use its image-recognition tech prowess in fields like self-driving cars, including through a tie-up with Japan's Honda Motor.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- SenseTime, the Hong Kong-based artificial intelligence startup that has gained renown for its image-recognition technology used in surveillance cameras, is hastening to apply its tech to automobiles and medicine, a co-founder told Nikkei.

"We are not a surveillance company," Wang Xiaogang, the head of research and a founding member of the world's highest-valued AI startup, said in an interview. "We want to become an AI platform that empowers different businesses," he continued, naming smartphones and smart cities as two other target fields.

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