Xu Li, chief executive of AI start-up SenseTime, speaks at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai, September 2018. Photo: Handout

China is home to more than half of world’s top AI unicorns as battle for supremacy with US heats up

  • Chinese AI start-ups raised US$4.9 billion in 2017, nudging out their US counterparts which had US$4.4 billion in funding
Topic |   Artificial intelligence

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Xu Li, chief executive of AI start-up SenseTime, speaks at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai, September 2018. Photo: Handout
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Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai, based in Beijing, covers technology and capital flows in the world of start-ups in Greater China. Previously, she worked as financial correspondent for Caixin Media in Hong Kong for over two years and wrote for China Daily in Beijing and London.