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Megvii Technology Limited operates a face detection, recognition, and analysis platform for Websites, mobile applications, and smart televisions. It offers an online API; offline SDKs to enterprise partners with license charge; and customized cloud services for enterprise partners with service charges. The company offers face detection/tracking, facial point detection, smile analysis, gender/age/race analysis, face verification, face recognition, and large-scale face search solutions. Megvii Research USA is the first North America branch of Megvii / Face++.

Megvii Biometrics News

 

UK panel sketches the reach of ethnicity recognition systems across China

The scale of systems behind China’s alleged persecution of minorities — chiefly Uyghurs — continue to beggar the imagination. The…

Sep 13, 2021

Will Washington-Beijing competition entice biometrics unicorns home?

Maybe China’s authoritarian government is giving ground on foreign investment in domestic companies. Or maybe market economics is again pushing…

Jun 21, 2021

Not smarting from US sanctions, SenseTime says its IPO is on again

Face biometrics giant SenseTime is again pushing forward with a planned IPO. Expected to raise as much as $2 billion…

Jun 14, 2021

Ipsidy rebrands to reflect biometric authentication focus, prepares for uplist

Ipsidy is now known as authID.ai in a rebrand amid a flurry of organizational moves by the biometric authentication provider….

Mar 12, 2021

Face biometrics giant Megvii approved for $925M IPO on Shanghai Star exchange

Megvii is the latest biometrics unicorn from China to move towards an IPO, with the Shanghai Stock Exchange accepting the…

Jan 14, 2021

Huawei, Megvii, SenseTime patents describing biometric ethnicity detection, tracking revealed

Huawei and other China-based firms have attempted to protect technologies related to their ethnicity-tracking biometrics with patents, IPVM has discovered. The tech…

Jan 13, 2021

Megvii tries again for major biometrics IPO on Shanghai’s Star exchange

Megvii has filed paperwork for an initial public offering on the Shanghai Star Market, South China Morning Post reports, in what could…

Dec 15, 2020

Huawei allegedly partnered on more biometric ethnicity-tracking systems

Reports have surfaced about Huawei’s partnerships with companies that further implicate the company in collaboration on discriminatory surveillance product development…

Dec 9, 2020

Huawei accused of using ethnicity-based biometrics to develop alert for Chinese authorities

In a development that might finally get U.S. biometrics firms to walk the corporate-responsibility talk when it comes to how…

Dec 7, 2020

China’s biometrics unicorns on the move as CloudWalk applies for $573M IPO

Chinese face biometrics and artificial intelligence solutions provider CloudWalk is working towards initial public offering on the Shanghai stock exchange…

Nov 16, 2020

Megvii extends face biometric access control to five international markets

Megvii has launched its biometric access control solution Koala to Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Brazil, and the United Arab Emirates to help…

Sep 16, 2020

Alibaba and China Mobile rumored to be investing $443M in Dahua’s biometric surveillance business

Dahua may be in line for a major investment in its biometric surveillance business from Alibaba and China Mobile, with Reuters reporting…

Aug 26, 2020

Megvii partners with Storefriendly for automated warehouse solution with biometric authentication

Megvii has launched a warehouse automation solution with facial biometrics and smart logistics capabilities that it claims can improve space utilization…

Jul 29, 2020

Biometrics unicorns Megvii and SenseTime’s revenues reportedly bounced back from Entity List impact

Top Chinese biometrics unicorns Megvii and SenseTime are not experiencing prolonged difficulty raising funds or winning foreign contracts despite the blocks put…

Jun 23, 2020

Face and voice biometrics providers in China boosted by AI market growth, Megvii works on robot network

With $2.89 billion registered in 2019, IDC reports the AI software and application market in China is forecast to grow…

May 19, 2020

Megvii partners with ARB to explore biometrics and IoT tech in Malaysia

Malaysian software development company ARB has partnered with Megvii to dive into AI biometric facial recognition applications and IoT technology…

May 15, 2020

CloudWalk raises $250M and plans IPO as biometrics firms flourish in China during pandemic response

CloudWalk has raised RMB 1.8 billion (US$254 million) in funding from a group of provincial and municipal funds in China to…

Apr 6, 2020

Megvii registers major biometrics revenue fall following U.S. trade blacklist

Chinese AI company Megvii suffered a major blow in terms of revenue after it was included on the U.S. trade…

Apr 1, 2020

Politically closed China keen on programmatically open AI

The Chinese news service Xinhua is reporting that that nation’s authoritarian government is promoting the use of open-source artificial intelligence…

Feb 24, 2020

Megvii to refile for lapsed blockbuster biometrics IPO in Hong Kong by end of March

Although currently still on a U.S. blacklist, biometrics unicorn Megvii is refiling for the Hong Kong IPO, writes Reuters, after…

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