Security surveillance cameras overlook a street as a man cycles past in Beijing, May 11, 2020. Photo: Reuters Security surveillance cameras overlook a street as a man cycles past in Beijing, May 11, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Security surveillance cameras overlook a street as a man cycles past in Beijing, May 11, 2020. Photo: Reuters

China’s AI unicorns overcame US tech ban but face bigger challenge: reducing reliance on government surveillance business

  • SenseTime and Megvii, the most valuable Chinese AI unicorns worth US$7.5 billion and US$4 billion respectively, were added to the Entity List in October last year
  • In 2019, surveillance was the biggest single end-use for AI in China, accounting for 53.8 per cent of all AI-powered applications

Topic |   Artificial intelligence
Security surveillance cameras overlook a street as a man cycles past in Beijing, May 11, 2020. Photo: Reuters Security surveillance cameras overlook a street as a man cycles past in Beijing, May 11, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Security surveillance cameras overlook a street as a man cycles past in Beijing, May 11, 2020. Photo: Reuters
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