You might have heard about those ATMs that use facial recognition instead of cards and PIN numbers for authentication. You might also have seen on the news a smart security algorithm that helps police identify suspects and cracks criminal cases. Artificial intelligence (AI), the wiz behind these advanced technologies, is permeating our daily lives—everything from financial services to public safety to healthcare and transportation.

YITU Technology, one of China’s front-running AI startups, has developed solutions that help solve real-world problems. YITU now has the ability to enable accurate facial recognition with a large database of over 1 billion faces in just one second, and their technology has in fact assisted Chinese law enforcement in criminal investigations.

In January, the company launched its first international office in Singapore and expects to commit more resources to AI research in Southeast Asia and other parts of the world.

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Nicole Jao

Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.