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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…

 

Biometrics research briefs: China, airports, cybersecurity

China driving smartphone biometrics Juniper Research notes that China, whose urban areas have been early adopters of mobile payments, will…

CloudWalk

CloudWalk Technology Co. Ltd. is a Guangzhou, China-based developer of facial recognition software.

 

Global market for facial recognition devices to surpass $7 billion by 2025, led by CloudWalk

China will dominate the global market for facial recognition devices, with a 44.59 percent share by 2023, as CloudWalk leads…

 

Facial recognition system deployed at Hong Kong-Shenzhen border

Chinese authorities have installed facial recognition systems at two border checkpoints between Hong Kong and Shenzhen to catch people transporting…

 

Facial recognition unicorns SenseTime and Megvii raising combined $1.6B

Investment capital continues to pour into Chinese facial recognition firms, as Bloomberg reports that SenseTime could receive nearly $1 billion…

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