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Facial recognition project takes top spot in contest

Updated : 2018-05-28 By Han Lu Print

Sensingtech Corporation won first prize in the final round of the 2018 China International Big Data Fusion Innovation and Artificial Intelligence Global Competition on Friday, an important event of the 2018 China International Big Data Expo.

Held in Guiyang, capital of the Guizhou province, the Chinese high-tech company beat out 10 excellent teams from around the globe to claim the top prize.

Lu Zhen, president of Sensingtech, said the company is dedicated to developing facial recognition and big data technologies for public security applications, serving a safe environment in Guiyang.

Based on deep learning and artificial intelligence, Sensingtech offers real-time personnel track analysis and prediction for public security, and there are 17 provincial and municipal level public security organizations in China using their products. Facial recognition project takes top spot in contest

Using Sensingtech's technology recently, a fugitive was caught at a concert of Jacky Cheung, a well-known Hong Kong singer. The technology was used to scan the audience, identifying people rapidly and connecting with a police database.

"The policy support from the government and the understanding of big data improve efficiency, and help to promote our AI products in Guiyang, which attracted us to move our company here," Lu said.

The projects in the final competition represent the highest quality in the fields of AI, cloud computing, intelligent manufacturing, medical, education and agriculture, said Deng Zhidong, professor of Tsinghua University.

The Cocoon Cam from the United States, one of the top 10 competition teams, is a project that focuses on real-time monitoring of a baby's breathing, with users being able to use their mobile phone to view the data anywhere and anytime.

According to the organizing committee of the AI global competition, a total of 62 teams have applied to join its open AI innovation platform.

Jointly built by Intel Corporation, Guiyang and the China AI industry innovation alliance, the open AI innovation platform will provide a safe and reliable research and development platform for all kinds of AI innovation and entrepreneurship teams, enterprises and social organizations all over the world.

In addition, the platform has the technology support from Intel Corporation and 10 fields of data resources in Guiyang, said Song Jiqiang, head of the Intel China Research Center.

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