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December 3, 2021

SenseTime opens Macau office, plans diverse projects

SenseTime has opened an office and launched a series of facial recognition and computer vision projects in Macau, as the company expands its presence in the special administrative region.

Computer vision and AI tools from SenseTime will be deployed to support smart city projects, digital health services, research collaboration and AI education. The company has signed four memoranda of understanding (MoUs), with Macau-based conglomerate Nam Kwong (Group) Company Limited, Kiang Wu hospital, the University of Macau and Pei Ching Middle School.

A SenseTime official suggested the new Macau office marks a milestone in the company’s growth journey.

The smart city collaboration will include the use of SenseTime’s facial recognition and other AI technologies in smart hotel, power grid, transportation and building management, as well as online services, according to the announcement. The smart health project will focus on computer vision analysis for diagnosing patients.

Face biometrics are widely used by Macau’s police, and also in the casinos that give it the nickname “Las Vegas of Asia.”