Chinese AI Project Is Under Review at MIT After U.S. Blacklists Company

Caixin Global | Oct 9, 2019 at 1:46 PM
  • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology said it will review its relationship with SenseTime Group Ltd., an artificial-intelligence startup that was among eight Chinese companies blacklisted by the U.S. this week over alleged human rights violations.
  • On Monday, the U.S. Commerce Department added SenseTime, a major developer of facial recognition technology, and seven other companies to a ban list, citing oppression of Muslim minorities in Western China by Beijing.
  • MIT is an investor in Qiming Venture Partners as well as an investor in Megvii Technology Ltd..