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SenseTime and PolyU Signed MoU to Jointly Advance AI Research and Application, Bolstering Hong Kong's AI Talent Development


November 8, 2022, Hong Kong – SenseTime has signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) for collaboration on research and development related to digital world technologies and autonomous driving applications.


Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, President of PolyU (back row, left) and Dr Xu Li, Executive Chairman and CEO of SenseTime (back row, right) witnessed the signing of the MoU by Prof. Christopher CHAO, Vice President (Research and Innovation) of PolyU (front row, left) and Mr SHANG Hailong, General Manager of SenseTime Hong Kong


The collaboration between PolyU and SenseTime aims to translate their joint research outcomes into applications to improve people’s daily lives. There are two research focuses under this collaboration: digital world related imaging technologies and solutions for different applications such as education, art and tourism; and high-performance collaborative edge computing enabling autonomous driving applications.


In cooperation with a leading university in Hong Kong, SenseTime furthers its dedication in fostering AI talents in Hong Kong, providing practical opportunities in the AI industry for students. Meanwhile, PolyU has leveraged its interdisciplinary research and innovation capabilities and teamed up with leading players in the tech industry to meet the needs of scientific advancement and social development. With this partnership, PolyU and SenseTime harness their academic and research expertise to promote digital world and AI technologies to bring benefits to business and society.  


Prof. Jin-Guang TENG, President of PolyU, said, “The signing of this MoU between PolyU and SenseTime signifies the determination of the two parties to work together to strengthen their research and development capabilities in AI-related technologies. PolyU will continue to leverage its scientific research advantages, actively collaborate with industry, and transform cutting-edge technologies into practical applications in order to promote social advancement and contribute to building Hong Kong into an international innovation and technology hub.”


Dr. Xu Li, Executive Chairman of the Board and CEO of SenseTime, said, “As a home-grown AI company in Hong Kong, SenseTime is committed to nurturing young talents through university collaborations with an innovative spirit. We are excited to join hands with PolyU to expand AI applications and collaboration in intelligent automobile, vehicle-road synergy, digital world, as well as AI talent recruitment and internships, thus facilitating technology ecosystem development in Hong Kong.”


Bolstering Talent Nurturing and Co-shaping Hong Kong’s Tech Ecosystem

Nurturing next generation AI talents has been SenseTime’s priority in shaping the future AI ecosystem in Hong Kong. On October 29 – 30, SenseTime participated in Innovating Hong Kong – Global Talent Carnival as a host partner to share our continuous endeavors, strategies, and outlooks on AI talents, and provide local and overseas young talents with various opportunities in the AI industry.



SenseTime’s employees joined a panel discussion to share their experiences of working in the tech industry in Hong Kong


Mr. Shang Hailong, General Manager of SenseTime Hong Kong, said, “We look forward to deepening cooperation with universities and organizations to build communication and collaboration platforms for innovation talents, as well as enhancing AI education efforts to bring dynamic vitality for Hong Kong’s development.”


As Hong Kong’s home-grown AI company, SenseTime believes that talent is a key engine for driving future innovation in Hong Kong. SenseTime will continue attracting and nurturing local and international AI talents to bolster Hong Kong’s talent pool, further promoting Hong Kong’s Innovation and Technology ecosystem.