About Us
AI for a Better Tomorrow
OUR MISSION
To create a better AI-empowered future through innovation
OUR VISION

To advance the interconnection of the physical and digital worlds with artificial intelligence, driving sustainable productivity growth and seamless interactive experiences.

About Us

SenseTime is a leading global company focused on developing responsible AI technologies that advance the world’s economies, society and humanity for a better tomorrow.

With our roots in the academic world, we invest in our original and cutting-edge research that enables us to develop the world’s leading deep learning platform and supercomputing center. We are one of the most prolific contributors in the research community, driving our technological breakthroughs in autonomous driving, augmented reality, facial recognition, image recognition, object recognition, optical character recognition, medical image analysis, and so forth. Our universal AI infrastructure, SenseCore, allows us to develop powerful and efficient AI technologies that are scalable and adaptable for a wide range of applications.

Today, our technologies are trusted by customers and partners in many industry verticals including Smart Business, Smart City, Smart Life and Smart Auto.

We have offices in markets including Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Macau, Japan, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and South Korea, as well as presences in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. 

Milestones
2021
Jul.

SenseTime launched the SenseTime International AI Innovation Hub in Singapore to nurture Singapore-based AI talents and further SEA’s AI capabilities.

Jul.

SenseTime unveiled its vision for the future intelligent automobile ecosystem with the SenseAuto Brand.

Jul.

SenseTime launched the SenseCore AI Infrastructure to break the boundaries of AI applications.

Jul.

SenseTime proposed the “development-oriented” principle of ethics in AI and emphasized that AI governance should uphold balanced objectives under different governance frameworks.

Jun.

SenseTime breaks new ground in computer vision with 66 papers accepted to the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2021).

Jun.

SenseTime‘s “Code of Ethics for AI Sustainable Development” was included in the “Resource Guide on Artificial Intelligence Strategies” by the United Nations.

May

SenseTime launched the SenseLayers Remote Sensing platform for industrialized, no-code application of remote sensing technologies.

Apr.

SenseTime partners with Tsinghua University to launch an in-depth cooperative project on “Perceptual Computing”.

Mar.

SenseTime’s AI medical Product SenseCare-Chest DR Pro Diagnostic Software receives the CE Mark, meaning that SenseTime’s AI medical Product can provide comprehensive support with an international standard.

Jan.

SenseTime receives the ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification for Privacy Information Management Systems (PIMS) from the British Standards Institution (BSI).

2020
Nov.

SenseTime is awarded the Chairman of the Augmented Reality (AR) on Mobile Devices Working Group for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Standards.

Nov.

SenseTime's SenseCare-Lung Pro is awarded the CE Mark for AI Medical Product, meeting the safety and performance requirements of the European Union.

Jul.

SenseTime announces the commencement of construction for its “New Generation Supercomputing Center” in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, developing an industrial upgrade and empowerment system.

Jun.

SenseTime partners with Shanghai Jiao Tong University to release “Code of Ethics for AI Sustainable Development” with an advocate of sustainable AI development globally.

May

SenseTime co-leads the development and publication of the Standard for Biometric Liveness Detection (IEEE Std 2790-2020) to address the industry-wide challenge of biometric spoofs.

Feb.

SenseTime leverages its proprietary AI technology to support the prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic internationally, and assists various industries to resume safe business operations with various technologies and products.

Jan.

SenseTime becomes the first AI company to obtain three international security management certificates simultaneously — ISO/IEC 27001:2013, ISO/IEC 29151:2017, and Level 3 Grading under China’s Multi Level Protection Scheme (MLPS) 2.0 for cybersecurity.

2019
Nov.

SenseTime was appointed as the leader of the Chinese national-level working group to set standards for facial recognition.

Sep.

Beijing Daxing International Airport commenced operation with 58 sets of SenseTime Smart Passenger Customs Check System.

Aug.

SenseTime established its China headquarters Shanghai.

Jul.

SenseTime signed a strategic agreement with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) to accelerate AI development in the EMEA region.

Jun.

SenseTime entered into a strategic collaboration with G3 Global and CHEC to build the first AI park in Malaysia.

2018
Sep.

Entrusted by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China to establish the National Open Innovation Platform for Next-Generation AI after Alibaba Cloud, Baidu, Tencent and iFLYTEK.

Aug.

Launched an AI-based smart health lab in New Jersey, United States. Prof. Dimitri Metaxas, a top-notch expert in AI-based smart health field, joined as the Chief Scientist in Medical Image Analysis (consultant), aiming to propel the evolution of smart health technology.

Jun.

Signed memoranda of understanding (MOU) with three leading Singaporean organizations, namely Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), National Supercomputing Centre of Singapore (NSCC), and Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel).

May

Valued over US$4.5 billion after raising US$620 million in Series C+ funding, maintaining its position as the world's largest and most valuable AI unicorn.

Apr.

Launched the world's first AI textbooks for high school students "Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence" in collaboration with East China Normal University Press and veteran high school teachers in Shanghai. 40 secondary schools across the country became the first batch to kick off AI education pilot program.

Feb.

Announced to create an AI alliance with MIT to advance AI research in joint effort, and joined MIT's Intelligence Quest project.

2017
Dec.

Signed a long-term agreement with Japanese car manufacturer Honda to jointly create a L4 autonomous driving suitable for passenger cars, accelerating the research and development process of smart AI cars.

Nov.

Provides face unlock and many more technologies to smartphone brands like vivo and so on. In doing so, SenseTime empowers Chinese smartphone brands to stand tall in international arena.

Jul.

Raised US$410 million in Series B round of funding, setting a record for the most capital received in a single round in the field of AI.

Jun.

Invited to demonstrate the company's AI technologies to the State Council of China, including the technological achievements of the Intelligent Sign-in System supported by face recognition technology and video content extraction and monitoring to Premier Li Keqiang.

2016
Dec.

Named in iHeima's 2016 Top 50 AI Start-ups.

Sep.

Won three world champions in the object detection, video object detection, and scene analysis categories at ImageNet 2016.

Apr.

Received the 2016 NVIDIA - GTC Emerging Company Award (as the only winning Chinese enterprise).

2015
Dec.

In ImageNet 2015, SenseTime ranked top in the categories of Detection Quantity and Detection Accuracy, and became the first champion Chinese company in this competition.

Nov.

Received tens of millions of US dollars investment from IDG Capital in series A+ funding

2014
Oct.

SenseTime was incorporated in Hong Kong and established its global headquarters there.

Aug.

Received tens of millions of US dollars investment from IDG Capital in series A funding.

Jun.

The proprietary Deep ldentification-verification (DeeplD2) features (developed by the SenseTime founding team) achieved a facial verification accuracy rate of 99.15% surpassing human performance.

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