SenseTime's global ambitions risk backlash in times of tech cold war

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The founder of China’s most valuable artificial intelligence startup was only half-joking when he asked an MIT audience last year what company they instantly thought of when he said “AI.”

“Yes, it’s SenseTime,” quipped Tang Xiao’ou, even though the obvious answer was Google. Someday soon, it might not seem like a joke at all.

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