Founder of China AI software developer SenseTime, Tang Xiaoou, dies

Founder of China AI software company SenseTime, Tang Xiaoou, dies

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Tang Xiaoou, the founder of SenseTime Group (0020.HK), one of China’s biggest artificial intelligence firms, died late on Friday, the company said on Saturday.
  • Tang, a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, started the software development company, which has grown strongly with public and private demand for its facial recognition technology.
  • SenseTime said Tang died of an unnamed illness and did not list his age.
  • “At this sad moment, we express our deepest condolences to Professor Tang’s family!” the company posted on its official WeChat account.
  • “Professor Tang’s wisdom, passion and endless exploration of science will always inspire us to stay true to our original aspirations and forge ahead.”
  • Reporting by Shanghai Newsroom; Editing by William Mallard

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