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May 25, 2022 – Shanghai – In light of the stabilizing COVID-19 situation in Shanghai, SenseTime, a leading global artificial intelligence (AI) company, announces that its headquarters in Shanghai has gradually resumed its normal operation. SenseTime’s cutting-edge AI technologies have assisted Shanghai’s COVID fight during the outbreak and will continue safeguarding workplaces and communities as people return to normal life.
The first batch of SenseTime employees that has returned to the office were from the digital epidemic prevention, AIDC, smart health, smart auto, R&D and operations teams as well as other key functions, further facilitating SenseTime’s endeavor to fight the epidemic with its leading AI capabilities and empower other businesses and partners to resume normal operation.
Epidemic prevention smart system for employees’ safety and health
In order to protect the safety of employees returning to the office, the SenseThunder-Air “All-in-One” epidemic prevention smart system has been deployed at main entrances of SenseTime headquarters. The system integrates 7 functions - mask detection, temperature screening, health code verification, vaccination record query, nucleic acid report query, E-ID verification function, and the newly added antigen test result query function in response to Shanghai’s latest epidemic control requirements. This contactless system can conduct accurate temperature screening even when people wear masks, and automatically check relevant COVID-19 test records to ensure that all employees and visitors can enter conveniently and safely.
The SenseThunder-Air “All-in-One” epidemic prevention smart system has been deployed in the industrial parks of Lingang Group
In the past two months, the SenseThunder-Air “All-in-One” system has provided epidemic prevention and control support for a temporary hospital in Baoshan district, the industrial parks of Lingang Group, and many other public places in Changning and Xuhui districts, effectively improving management efficiency and service quality of these places. With the increasing demand for COVID screening after the resumption of work in Shanghai, SenseTime will continuously improve and upgrade the system to provide support for more enterprises during post-epidemic recovery.
In addition, SenseTime has implemented comprehensive safety inspection, strict disinfection procedures, special workplace arrangements and emergency plans to ensure all-round protection for all employees.
Ensuring the stable operation of AIDC
SenseTime’s Artificial Intelligence Data Center (AIDC) is an open, large-scale and energy-efficient advanced computing infrastructure located in the Lingang New Area of Shanghai, which provides the essential computing power for SenseTime to develop advanced AI algorithms that empower various industry verticals. Therefore, the stable operation of AIDC and continuous expansion of its computing capacity are crucial to the development and iteration of SenseTime’s AI applications and guaranteeing service quality for AIDC’s partners.
SenseTime’s technicians in AIDC closely check the servers’ operation status
In order to maintain the normal operation of SenseTime’s AIDC during the epidemic, dozens of staff have been working hard in the center for weeks. Thanks to their efforts, the AIDC is able to enhance its overall efficiency, speed up the upgrade and expansion of its servers, and provide support for the digital transformation of its clients and partners.
SenseTime cooperated with Lingang Rapid to provide logistical support for Lingang Temporary Hospital
In the Lingang New Area, SenseTime also cooperated with Lingang Rapid to provide logistical support for Lingang Temporary Hospital, one of the largest temporary hospitals in Shanghai. Leveraging SenseTime’s experience in autonomous driving shuttles, the minibus fleet has transported anti-epidemic materials and medical staff with a total of 2,000 kilometers in distance, and will continue to assist hospitals in their post-epidemic work.
The prevention and control of COVID-19 is an ongoing effort. Moving forward, SenseTime will continue harnessing AI technology in a responsible and sustainable way to help the community, and fulfil the mission of “AI for a better tomorrow”.