(26 April 2019, Hong Kong) Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad led a delegation of his country to visit SenseTime’s Beijing office in conjunction with his attendance at the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, Beijing 2019. This is yet another top leader from southeast Asia countries visiting us after Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s visit in 2017. The Malaysian VIPs were received and accompanied by SenseTime Founder and Professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Professor Xiao’ou Tang, SenseTime President of Asia-Pacific Business Group, Mr. Jeff Shi, and a number of SenseTime executives. During the visit, SenseTime Group Ltd (“SenseTime”) has entered into a strategic collaboration with Malaysian technology company G3 Global Berhad (“G3 Global”), and China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (“CHEC”) to establish the first artificial intelligence (“AI”) Park in Malaysia.
Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (right) visited SenseTime office. He was welcomed and accompanied by SenseTime Founder Prof. Xiao'ou Tang (left)
Accompanying the Prime Minister of Malaysia and his delegation during the visit at SenseTime, Prof. Tang gave a detailed introduction of the company’s latest developments. Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and his ministerial officials also had a chance to experience the SenseTime Artificial Intelligence Demonstration area, where they got a first-hand view of the cutting-edge AI technologies and applications in autonomous driving, smart city, education, healthcare and other key focus areas. He expressed his admiration for SenseTime’s AI technologies, saying that there are plenty of application scenarios for SenseTime’s technologies in Malaysia. He looks forward to the company’s development in Malaysia.
SenseTime Founder Prof. Xiao’ou Tang (2nd from right), G3 Global Executive Chairman Wan Khalik Wan Muhammad (1stfrom left), and CHEC President Lin Yi Chong (1stfrom right) took a picture with Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Dr. Mahathir (2ndfrom left) to commemorate the strategic collaboration on the first AI Park in Malaysia
SenseTime is an AI company focused on computer vision and deep learning. “With advanced AI technology and extensive business experience, SenseTime is honored to be part of Malaysia’s new journey. We look forward to working together with Malaysian government, academia and business sectors, bringing our technological expertise and experience to Malaysia and building a better world with AI technology,” said Prof. Tang.
The trilateral collaboration exemplifies that SenseTime’s proprietary technology is recognized in international arena. In this collaboration, G3 Global, SenseTime and CHEC will work closely on AI infrastructure, R&D, data management, talent cultivation, business operations and more, which adds impetus to Malaysia’s effort in creating an AI ecosystem. In the meantime, leveraging the AI Park project, SenseTime will also join hands with G3 Global to open up market opportunities in Malaysia, exploring AI technologies in areas of smart city, public management, smartphones, automobile and so on, and introducing fundamental education of AI into Malaysian education curriculum.
With G3 Global’s local expertise and resources, SenseTime’s profound expertise in AI technology and CHEC’s exceptional strength and extensive experience, the AI Park in Malaysia will become an indispensable driving force to the country’s AI technology advancement and industry development. Wan Khalik Wan Muhammad, Executive Chairman of G3 Global said, “As we are living in the digital age, it is vital for all industry players to integrate Industry 4.0 technologies such as AI and big data into their day-to-day operations. For that to happen, AI park will serve as the main hub for industry players and talents to be trained on AI and machine learning with cutting-edge facilities and physical infrastructure for education, training, research, development and deployment. With the AI park, I believe Malaysia will be a step closer in realizing the vision to be ranked within the top 30 of the Global Innovation Index ranks by 2025.”
China Harbour Engineering Company has been exploring the overseas market as contractor and investor since its establishment. CHEC and SenseTime have complementary advantages to each other in the field of AI industry development. It serves mutual interests to build up strategic partnerships in overseas market with CHEC's capacity in infrastructure construction and SenseTime's expertise in AI technology. The practice of AI park construction in Malaysia is the first step forward by the two companies and is expected to be a benchmarking project for future cooperation.
SenseTime aims to bring its proprietary technology to every part of the world. The company has been taking strategic steps to develop business opportunities in Southeast Asia. Moving forward, SenseTime will speed up its globalization strategy and propel AI technology development on international level through cooperation in various aspects including academic research, exchange of talent, technological advancement and real-world application.