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CloudWalk raises over $500 million to support AI and big data technology development

CloudWalk Technology has raised RMB 1 billion (US$140 million) in a Series B+ financing round to support research related to…

 

Tencent trials facial recognition to combat video game addiction in minors

Tencent is trialing a system using facial recognition technology to identify underage gamers in order to limit their gaming and…

 

Hospital in China introduces facial recognition for medical bill payments

Self-service payment terminals equipped with Alipay’s face recognition technology were recently deployed at the Jiangxi Provincial People’s Hospital, China’s first…

 

Beijing leverages face and voice recognition to launch internet court

Beijing is using facial and speech recognition to operate an “internet court,” which allows plaintiffs and defendants to participate through…

 

Chinese iris recognition technology charging into global market with state support

Iris recognition has come a long way in China since researcher Tan Tieniu established a team to develop the technology…

 

Alibaba subsidiary and Shiji integrate facial biometric check-in at 50 hotels in China

Hotel information system provider Shiji and Alibaba’s Fliggy (formerly AliTrip) have integrated facial authentication for hotel check-in and credit authorization…

 

Universal Power Industry Corp unit to sell Weibridge facial recognition technology in North America

Universal Power Industry Corporation (UPIN) division Advanced Technology Group has reached a deal with Shanghai Weibridge Network Corp. to be…

 

Hikvision hires lobbyist to fight U.S. government surveillance technology ban

Mercury Public Affairs will represent Hikvision USA under a one-year, $840,000 agreement, to determine the impact of National Defense Authorization…

 

Chinese startups take lion’s share as venture capital investment in AI grows 150 percent

Chinese AI startups overtook their U.S. counterparts in new venture capital funding in 2017, raising nearly $5 billion according to…

 

Zwipe, Silone CardTech partner to offer biometric payment cards in China

Zwipe and Silone CardTech today announced a partnership to launch battery-less dual-interface biometric payment cards for banks and loyalty programs…

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