Yitu Technologies’ AI powers massive facial recognition capabilities

Yitu Technologies’ Dragonfly Eye facial recognition platform has logged 1.8 billion photographs stored in a government database, including Chinese nationals and visitors to the country, the South China Morning Post reports in an article on the company’s powerful artificial intelligence systems. Dragonfly Eye is used by more than 20 provincial security departments, and more than 150 municipal security systems across the country. It enabled the capture of 567 suspected criminals in its first three months of deployment in Shanghai’s Metro

Yitu Technology setting up a research and development hub in Singapore

Chinese facial recognition software developer Yitu Technology will be setting up its first international research and development hub in Singapore. According to a report by Channel NewsAsia, the decision to open the R&D hub came after discussions were held between the AI company and Singapore officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Economic Development Board. “The AI vision for Singapore is that once it has started its AI development, there will be a ripple effect across other countries

Yitu Tech ranks first in ID accuracy at Face Recognition Prize Challenge 2017

Chinese facial recognition startup Yitu Tech outperformed more than 12 international firms in face identification accuracy by taking first place in the first Face Recognition Prize Challenge (FRPC), hosted by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) under the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The victory represents a key milestone for the Chinese AI industry as well as an endorsement of Yitu’s algorithms which recognize faces from images taken under unconstrained and often extreme conditions. The company’s

Yitu Technology ranks first in NIST global facial recognition benchmark test

Chinese facial recognition firm Yitu Technology ranked first in four different categories of National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) benchmark, beating out top facial recognition firms, Vocord and OT-Morpho. FRVT serves as the official guideline for U.S. government purchases, while the test results are recognized as the golden standards of global security industry in practice. The test datasets of FRVT all stem from real-world scenarios provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, such as