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Top AI unicorn SenseTime charges beyond China

Artificial intelligence is 'devil and angel,' co-founder warns

SenseTime specializes in AI software for facial recognition, tracking, object detection, image and video processing and data analysis. (Photo by Cheng Ting-Fang)

SHANGHAI -- China's SenseTime, the world's most valuable artificial intelligence startup, is eyeing global expansion in Singapore, Japan, and the U.S. The rising tech star just closed a new $620 million round of fundraising as it aims to lead the AI industry by 2030.

Founded in 2014 and incorporated in Hong Kong, SenseTime has quickly grown to more than 1,700 employees, with most of its operations still centered in China. The AI startup has launched a recruiting process in the U.S., where it intends to establish a new office.

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