SenseTime, Tencent, Other AI Firms to Draw Up China's Facial Recognition Standards
Chen Juan
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SenseTime, Tencent, Other AI Firms to Draw Up China's Facial Recognition Standards

(Yicai Global) Dec. 10 -- SenseTime and Tencent Holdings are two of the 27 Chinese companies developing artificial intelligence that have joined an official working group tasked with drafting national standards for facial recognition technology while addressing privacy concerns.

Other big names in the group, which will formulate new technical criteria for data management and detection methods, are Ant Financial Services Group, Xiaomi, iFlytek and Ping An Insurance, the Science and Technology Daily report today.

The group will also create a work plan for the next two years, the report cited SenseTime Vice President Zhang Wang as saying.  SenseTime is also following up on its related international standards proposal, presented to the United Nations' International Telecommunication Union in July, Zhang added.

China has marched to the forefront of global facial recognition technology, using it widely for public security and mobile payments. But so far the country lacks a unified code on how AI firms store and share such sensitive user data. 

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Keywords: SenseTime , Facial Recognition , Xiaomi , Ant Financial