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DSA 2018: China’s Orwellian nightmare comes true

19th April 2018 - 03:00 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Kuala Lumpur


George Orwell would have déjà vu if the late author of 1984 attended this week’s DSA exhibition in Kuala Lumpur.

Beijing-based Yitu Technology showcased its artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for the first time at this year’s DSA. The Yitu booth demonstrated its facial recognition software and hardware products to Shephard.

The AI’s algorithm is capable of identifying over 1.8 billion faces and has been deployed at events such as the G20 Summit, BRICS Summit and Boao Forum for Asia.

The company has made an impression on the international AI community, including the US government.

In 2017, Yitu placed first

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Wendell Minnick


Wendell Minnick

Wendell Minnick (顏文德) was Shephard's Senior Asia Correspondent throughout 2017 and 2018. Wendell is an …

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