SenseTime Partners with Bank of Ningbo to Unveil AI-Generated Content Live Show with Digital Human


SenseTime, a leading global artificial intelligence (AI) software company, partnered with Bank of Ningbo (Shanghai Branch) to develop a digital human named Xiaoning. Leveraging SenseTime’s original virtual IP solution and AI technologies, the bank’s first digital employee helps it innovatively transform the front-end business into a new customer relations and marketing strategy through high-efficiency and low-cost AI-Generated Content (AIGC). On December 16, Xiaoning hosted an unparalleled interactive online live show to introduce a variety of financial products and benefits of Bank of Ningbo to customers in a professional and humorous manner.

Advancing customer service with digital transformation

During the live broadcast, Xiaoning impressed the audience with a funny talk show, followed by performing a professional business manager in the bank. The vivid voice and actions earned high praise from audiences. The live show is not only the debut of Xiaoning on the platform, but also the first application of SenseTime’s AI digital human in online marketing. By reaching the target audiences in an innovative way that increases brand awareness, the digital human further accelerated the digital transformation of the bank.

As an innovative practice of “finance + technology” in a new era of digital economy, the AI-powered digital human has been increasingly used in the banking industry. Xu Xuesong, President of Bank of Ningbo Shanghai Branch, said, “Xiaoning shows our philosophy of empowering business with technologies and creating values for our customers. It is also an exploration of the bank’s digital transformation. Through cooperation with SenseTime, we hope to enable a deep integration between AI and banking and achieve a win-win situation between banks and enterprises, hereby bringing a more intelligent and efficient service experience to our customers.

In the fields of finance and banking, SenseTime has successfully applied multi-functional AI digital humans across different scenarios, forming an operationally closed loop for businesses. In the bank branches, the digital human effectively improves service quality and operational efficiency, while during the customer engagement online, it helps enterprises build brand awareness through its unique personality.

Dr. Xu Li, Executive Chairman of the Board and CEO of SenseTime, said, “Upholding a vision of advancing the interconnection of physical and digital worlds with AI, driving sustainable productivity growth and seamless interactive experiences, SenseTime partnered with Bank of Ningbo to create the digital human Xiaoning. We trust it is just the beginning. We hope to promote digital transformation in the financial industry, opening infinite opportunities for AI + Finance.”

Strengthening brand image through AI-Generated Content

Based on brand labels and elements of different businesses, SenseTime’s virtual IP solution can intelligently generate exclusive images in line with the brand’s character and tonality. It aims to make brand image younger, more vivid and recognizable as well as to break stereotypes and close the distance with customers.

The solution has highly malleable content generation capability, which can customize a series of AIGC content including the growth story of the IP and creative short videos. It enriches the virtual IP image and boosts brand affinity. SenseTime’s digital human created by virtual IP solution can provide independent live broadcasting operation, from interaction with fans to promoting products, which maximizes the outreach to target audiences all day with lower operational costs. It significantly increases brand stickiness and loyalty, bringing continuous value to the brands.

Underpinned by the proprietary OpenXRLab, an open-source extended reality(XR) platform empowered by leading algorithms as well as a large amount of live action data, SenseTime has created a deep learning based motion capture and generation solution. With strong adaptability, high freedom and easy deployment, the solution can generate AIGC content efficiently at a low cost, without green screen and professional dynamic capture equipment, meeting business needs in virtual IP content customization, live broadcasting, etc. The solution can achieve smooth and high-precision video creation and real-time interaction in daily live broadcasting with low computing power equipment. Meanwhile, it provides a large-scale, high-quality and semantic 3D posture library, which supports enterprises to create and customize their own digital human.

The cooperation between SenseTime and Bank of Ningbo Shanghai branch showed the application of SenseTime’s digital human has expanded from offline services to online marketing. It helps enterprises to build a younger and more dynamic brand image as well as maximizes the content outreach to the Gen Z target audiences, opening infinite business opportunities in the future. According to Frost & Sullivan, SenseTime’s digital human product has entered the “mature stage” to become a market leader. Moving forward, SenseTime will continue expanding the characters and capabilities of AI digital human, empowering enterprises to embrace the transformation in the digital era.


Haitong International 3rd AI Conference Draw to Successful Close


Haitong International Securities Group Limited (“Haitong International”; Stock Code: 665.HK) announced a successful completion of its third Haitong International AI Conference (“the Conference”) in Shanghai on 25 November. With “Software and Hardware Technology” as the main theme, the Conference facilitated in-depth discussions and analysis on AI-related software and hardware technology development trends, including semiconductor manufacturing, healthcare, smart transportation etc. The two-day conference has attracted nearly a thousand of AI experts, corporate representatives and investors to participate.

ZHOU Jie, Chairman and Secretary of the CPC Committee of Haitong Securities Co., Ltd, said at the opening remarks, “AI is now achieving technological breakthroughs in unprecedented speed, connecting our world in unprecedented scale, and empowering multiple industries in unprecedented depth. Haitong Securities and Haitong International have long been assisting numerous AI-related software, hardware and application companies to gain access to both China onshore and overseas capital markets, which ultimately propelled the AI technological advancement and application in China. This year marks the third edition of our AI Conference with increased interests and participation from the industry. We hope to continue creating this platform for corporates and experts in the AI space to exchange ideas and facilitate further technology breakthroughs.”

Decoding the era of AI – Technology, Applications, Trends and Opportunities

Lianfeng WU, VP China and Chief Analyst of IDC elaborated in the speech on the landscape evolvement and future opportunities of the AI market in China. He was optimistic about the prospect of the AI market in the future when China and the rest of the world have a huge room of growth. He predicted that China’s AI market size would exceed USD16.3 billion by 2025 in which the software market might see the fastest growth, with CAGR outshooting 35% in 2020-2025. By technology segment, machine learning platform could be the niche market with high growth potential due to a small base currently. Besides, the emerging industrial user construction data middle office and AI middle office will also boost the growth of machine learning platform. By sub-sectors, he predicted that public utilities, medical service and central government might bring great growth, with CAGR close to 25% in 2020-2025. He believed that AI public cloud would become an important disruptive force in the market and public cloud proportion in China’s AI software market would jump from around 10% in 2020 to 36% in 2025.

Wei WU, Chairman of Qingzhirongke and Deputy Head of the Financial instruments expert Group of the Central Bank made a speech on China’s digital currency architecture and briefly introduced the R&D history, technical architecture and challenges of official launching of digital RMB. China was the first to issue digital currency by the Central Bank in the world and is already in a leading position in digital payment with a high penetration rate. Against the backdrop of fast development of encrypted currencies worldwide, China’s development of digital RMB system would promote inclusive finance and improve operation efficiency and security of the whole currency and payment system. The undergoing pivot project is proceeding smoothly but before official launch, some further upgrading to the processing system to improve user experience and a robust security and risk management scheme must be established.

Zhewei WEI, Professor and Ph.D. Supervisor of Gaoling School of Artificial Intelligence, Renmin University of China shared his views on AI algorithms. He introduced the edgy technology development and industrial applications, and pointed out that the development of GPT, Transformer and Graph Neural Networks would enable the humankind to use a larger scale of data, data with more complicated structure and look into the more important part of big data. Going forward, development of AI algorithm still face some challenges, including increased carbon emissions caused by model training, the lack of causal inference and interpretability in deep learning, and ethical and legal regulations.

Jeff WU, Chief Analyst of electronics at Haitong International also shared his views on the latest electronic researches. As per his analysis, semiconductor industry was in a plateau period with sub-sectors diverged. The storage sector had entered a downward circle, thus prices were estimated to see a dramatic drop in 1H2022 while wafer foundry continued to go upward and might see a normalized shortage of supply going forward. In terms of consumer electronics, smart phones were in a sluggish growth period with the market share dynamics coming under the spot light. Looking into 2022, he is positive on the potential of servers and data centers, AR/MR/VR, automotive electronics and domestic substitution of semiconductors.

A bright future for AI – The key is empowerment and integration

Natalie WU, Managing Director of Equity Research at Haitong International, delivered an opening speech on day two of the Conference and shared her thoughts on the value of AI technology development. She thinks that the key to propel the development of the digital sector is integration between industries and technologies such as AI, big data and internet. No matter the company is a niche or sector player in the AI field, or a traditional TMT corporate, they should all think about the application of AI technologies and thereby utilize AI to empower the real economy, optimize business processes, and transform business productivity.

YANG Fan, Co-founder and Vice President of SenseTime, gave a presentation on the AI development trends. He estimated that by 2030, China will become the world’s major AI innovation center, with core AI sector size exceeding RMB 1 trillion, and related industries market size to exceed RMB 10 trillion. Currently, an explosive growth can be seen in terms of demand and application of AI technology in various sectors and areas, and the AI industrial chain is also being more fragmented, with the service ecosystem becoming increasingly comprehensive. Driven by the rise in both supply and demand, innovation supported by general infrastructure and cross-organizational synergized innovation will become the upcoming development trends in the AI sector.

Over 20 sessions hosted by industry experts and corporate representatives were arranged during the two-day conference, in which the corporates included Huawei, SenseTime Group, MetaX. Innoscience etc. delivered sessions covering latest technological advancements and market trends on chips manufacturing, algorithm, self- driving, AI healthcare technologies etc. Two AI roundtable discussions were conducted, which invited corporate representatives from Youdao, Craiditx, Agile Robots, Congtoo and Vlavr etc. to discuss on topics including the latest AI software and hardware ecosystem growth outlook, AI technology integration in various sectors etc.

Alongside the conference sessions, Haitong International also facilitated multiple closed-door small group and one-on-one roadshows for leading corporates in the AI space to communicate with investors, which testifies Haitong International’s rich resources and network in AI and TMT field and the professional capabilities to provide bespoke solutions for clients.

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The World’s First “AI BOB: Go-Bigger Multi-Agent Decision Intelligence Challenge” Kicks Off to Foster AI Talents


AI BOB: Go-Bigger Multi-Agent Decision Intelligence Challenge”, the world’s first global AI competition based on the popular eSports game “Battle of Balls (BOB)” is officially launched. The Challenge is designed to empower university students and technology developers around the world to realize their creative potential in AI learning, providing user-friendly tools and game environment for them to exchange experiences with AI enthusiasts globally.

The Challenge is organized by OpenDILab (open source decision intelligence platform), with Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Laboratory as academic advisor.

SenseTime, Giant Network Group and SAIC Motor Artificial Intelligent Laboratory co-host the Challenge. Other supporting organizations include Global AI Academic Alliance, Shanghai Institute for Advanced Study of Zhejiang University and Qing Yuan Research Institute of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

The OpenDILab open sourced a competitive multi-agent confrontation game environment – Go-Bigger ( for the Challenge, where the AI agents in the game can be designed conveniently without using complicated codes.

The AI version of “Battle of Balls”

In Go-Bigger, the player (AI) controls one or more round balls in the map, and gains as many points as possible by eating food balls and other units smaller than the player’s ball.

Cooperation within the team and external competition are crucial to the final result. From today to March 2022, each team can submit their AI agents up to 3 times a day, relying on the strategic control of the multi-agents in the team to win the Challenge. The winning results will be published in April.

Ladder system is used to evaluate the AI agents submitted by the contestants. During the public evaluation stage, the AI agents will be tested continuously in the ladder system and get the real-time scores as a reference. Moving on to the private evaluation stage, all AI agents will be re-tested comprehensively and fairly. The final ranking will be based on the private test scores.

Go-Bigger also provides the necessary visualization tools. When interacting with the environment, contestants can directly save the video of the game from the global perspective and the perspective of each player.

Take On The Challenge – RMB150,000 in Prizes

The Challenge is open to AI talents of all ages, genders, identities and nationalities. Students and technology developers who want to take on the Challenge are required to form a team of up to 5 people. The contest will award winners a total of RMB150,000 as prize. Each of the winning teams of the Golden prize, Silver prize, and four winning prizes will receive RMB60,000RMB30,000 and RMB15,000 respectively. No registration fee will be charged.


Number of Awards

Award Amount(RMB)

Golden prize

1 team


Silver prize

1 team


Winning prize

4 teams

15,000 (per team)


SenseTime Unveils the “AI Ethics for Balanced Development” Report and “Best Practice Cases” to Reinforce Positive Progress in Sustainable and Ethical Development of AI


SenseTime, a leading global artificial intelligence (AI) software company, today released the “AI Sustainable Development Report 2021-2022: AI Ethics for Balanced Development” and its “Best Practice Cases”. Launched in conjunction with SFF (Singapore FinTech Festival) x SWITCH in Singapore, the two assets reinforce SenseTime’s positive progress towards its long-term goal of contributing towards the sustainable and ethical development of AI.

The “AI Ethics for Balanced Development” report follows SenseTime’s “Code of Ethics for AI Sustainable Development” whitepaper, which was published in June 2020, to further crystalize SenseTime’s three core ethical principles of responsible AI: sustainability, human-centric approach, and controllable technology. In addition to this, the “Best Practice Cases” is the first set of case studies in the market to document positive developments in the ever-evolving AI industry.

Releasing the “AI Ethics for Balanced Development” report and “Best Practice Cases” at the SFF x SWITCH event, Mr. Tian Feng, Dean of Intelligent Industry Research Institute, SenseTime, said, “As AI technology immerses into our everyday lives, people may be exposed to the emergence of new risks. The launch of these two reports demonstrates our commitment to educate both the industry and the public at large, on how the technology can be harnessed ethically. We will continue developing AI technology that advances economies, society and humanity, tackle global challenges as well as The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.”

SFF x SWITCH is week-long festival for the global innovation community, featuring exciting innovation and technology activities. During the conference, SWITCH and Artificial Intelligence International Institute (AIII) co-hosted the “China Singapore Technovation Ecosystem Summit”, bringing together key players for more sharing and dialogue to foster more sustainable development and collaboration, where SenseTime unveiled its “AI Ethics for Balanced Development” report and “Best Practice Cases”.

Three fundamental principles to make AI fair, safe, controllable

With the rapid development of the technology, AI companies have a responsibility to work with different sectors of the community to monitor, govern and improve potential ethical risks. Over the past few years, SenseTime has been committed to promoting the progress of AI governance. Its whitepaper “Code of Ethics for Sustainable AI Development”, which laid down the foundation for its AI ethics discourse, was selected by the United Nations as one of the key publication references in its “United Nations Resource Guide on AI Strategies”.

To align with the development of the technology since its first whitepaper, SenseTime has refined its three core ethical principles for responsible AI in the latest “AI Ethics for Balanced Development” report, which calls on institutions, enterprises and individuals to respect and recognise the balance between innovation and ethics:

  1. Sustainability:

    AI can play an important role augmenting global efforts to address climate change and other sustainability challenges. The United Nations has introduced the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with a global framework to achieve sustainable development in three dimensions – economic, social and environmental – by 2030. As technology continues to evolve, people have realized that AI can play a pivotal role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and benefit society.

    SenseTime’s AI technology is widely adopted by infrastructure companies to promote energy efficiency and clean energy. For example, China Southern Power Grid, one of two major power grids in the country, harnesses SenseTime’s SenseMARS solution to review its load forecasting. The application of AI in power grids empowers its operators to better optimise temperature and energy efficiency. This is one example of how AI can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, by supporting affordable, reliable and sustainable energy supply. 

  2. Human-Centric Approach:

    The purpose of AI is to augment humans and create new value. A broad range of factors such as human rights, privacy protection, inclusiveness and openness must be considered before applying the technology. SenseTime believes that the benefits brought by AI technology must be shared with everyone and must not be limited to select communities or groups. It strives to promote the practice of this approach in various fields to fulfil its social responsibility as a leader in the AI industry, vision and mission.

    In July 2021, SenseTime established a mixed reality (MR) virtual experience center at BilibiliWorld 2021. With the rise of the “metaverse” concept, SenseTime is well-placed to realise its potential through its proprietary AI+MR technology. By creating an extensive and diversified holographic digital world, SenseTime is set to open infinite opportunities for innovation in offline animation exhibitions and interactive entertainment.

  3. Controllable Technology:

    Safeguarding data and promoting trusted use has become a common goal for all technology companies. Key attributes such as verifiability, certification, creditability and responsibility must be in place to ensure adequate levels of safety to build trust; relevant regulation must be founded upon controllable technology to uphold AI ethics.

    SenseTime has been actively promoting the importance of protecting privacy in the use of AI technology. In 2020, SenseTime published a research paper with the Center for Computational Biomedicine Imaging and Modelling in the Computer Science Department at Rutgers University–New Brunswick at the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), in which the structure of a distributed generative adversarial network (GAN) was adopted to achieve federated learning. By using a distributed asynchronized discriminator GAN with a GAN formed by a central generator, this research allows a central generator to function under which no private data are provided. This set of research methods inherited the strengths of federated learning and effectively solved the problem of privacy protection in medical data.

Robust internal initiatives to reinforce AI ethics efforts

In adherence with the three core ethical principles of responsible AI, SenseTime has implemented a number of initiatives in aspects of its operations. In January 2020, it established the Committee of AI Ethics and Governance, which comprises six members, including two external advisors, who are academic experts in the field of AI ethics, and four senior management members. As the company’s primary organization at the ethical level, the AI Ethics Committee is mainly responsible for AI ethics-related responsibilities, including principle formulation, concept publicity, and promoting the implementation of AI ethics measures, and determining SenseTime’s goals, policies, work guidance and implementation measures concerning AI ethics.

SenseTime also collaborates with third-party institutions and think tanks from around the world to keep abreast of the latest developments in the AI industry, and to maintain neutrality and objectivity in the implementation of its AI ethics practice.

Sustainability is a never-ending goal, and it will always be a fundamental strategy for SenseTime as it expands and diversifies its technology offerings. Together with partners, SenseTime will continue to work to promote fair, responsible, and legally complaint applications of AI technology.


SenseTime Receives CE Mark for its AI Medical Solution SenseCare-Chest DR Pro Diagnostic Software


SenseTime, the world-leading artificial intelligence (AI) company, announced that it has recently been granted CE mark approval for its AI medical solution SenseCare-Chest DR Pro. Leveraging SenseTime’s cutting-edge AI technologies, the solution can quickly triage normal and abnormal scans from chest X-ray screening and accurately detect various chest diseases on the abnormal ones, effectively improving the efficiency of large-scale physical examination and regular clinical diagnosis.

The CE marks means that the software can be commercialised across the European Union under the European Union Medical Device Regulation (MDR), as well as other markets where it is recognised. The certification of SenseCare-Chest DR Pro marks another milestone for SenseTime in introducing its AI medical solutions for both computed tomography (CT) and digital radiography (DR) to international markets after its SenseCare-Lung Pro medical solution was granted the CE mark last year. It means that SenseTime’s AI medical solutions can provide comprehensive support with an international standard to medical institutions around the world for chest diseases based on CT and DR imaging modalities.

As a routine part of medical examinations, chest x-rays (CXR) play an essential role in the early detection of chest diseases due to its accessibility and low-dose radiation exposure. However, the large quantity of CXR images generated daily leads to the heavy workload of radiologists who need to manually review and analyse the images. Misdiagnosis may also occur due to the high complexity of the body parts screened in CXR, which may present a risk to the health of patients.

To assist medical professionals conducting CXR, the SenseCare-Chest DR Pro was developed based on SenseTime’s proprietary deep-learning technologies. Through learning and training with mass chest X-ray images, the software can quickly classify normal and abnormal CXR images. Concurrently, it detects and locates lesions or abnormalities for multiple diseases including pneumonia, tuberculosis, pneumothorax, pleural effusion, cardiomegaly and rib fractures. The solution also automatically generates precise quantitative analysis and text descriptions. The whole process is completed within seconds, significantly improving the efficiency of doctors’ diagnosis.

“We have been dedicated to developing AI tools for improving diagnosis accuracy and efficiency for years. By obtaining the CE mark for both CT and DR solutions, we hope to support the work of medical professionals with its comprehensive AI-powered chest diagnostic solutions in more and more markets globally,” said Dr. Zhang Shaoting, Vice President and Deputy Head of Research at SenseTime.

“Echoing the accelerating adoption of AI technologies in many fields in the Middle East, our solutions align with regional government initiatives and policies – to enhance healthcare quality and the quality of life for its citizens. With the new CE mark for SenseCare-Chest DR Pro, together with the SenseCare-Lung Pro CT solution, SenseTime looks forward to reshaping the healthcare sector for a better tomorrow along with the medical professionals in the region,” said Mr. George Huang, President of International Business Group of SenseTime.

SenseCare-Chest DR Pro is one of several applications in SenesTime’s SenseCare platform, an AI-powered platform which offers an array of healthcare applications. Currently, the SenseCare platform encompasses up to 13 body parts and organs, covering chest, cardiovascular, liver, pathology, orthopedics and radiotherapy. It can assist doctors throughout the clinical process, from diagnosis and 3D surgery planning to rehabilitation tracking to meet the demands of various departments including radiology, pathology, cardiology, orthopedic, radiotherapy, etc.


SenseTime Awarded CE Mark for AI Medical Solution SenseCare-Lung Pro


SenseTime, the world-leading artificial intelligence (AI) company, announced its AI-empowered software solution, SenseCare-Lung Pro, has been awarded the CE mark to meet the safety and performance requirements demanded in the European Economic Area (EEA). The software enables faster and more automated diagnosis of lung diseases including COVID-19 infections based on CT image analysis.

The CE certification of SenseCare-Lung Pro ensures that the software can be commercialised in the EU market under the European Union Medical Device Regulation (MDR), a new regulation issued in response to the development of the medical device industry with higher requirements for the clinical evaluation and product testing before the device is approved for use in the market. The milestone demonstrates the solution’s ability to analyze lung diseases safely and effectively.

Based on SenseTime’s deep learning technologies, SenseCare-Lung Pro software improves the efficiency and accuracy of the diagnostic procedures for doctors in identifying lung cancers and pneumonia. Its AI capabilities mean it can automatically detect abnormalities of lung nodules and pneumonia, like COVID-19. It provides comprehensive analysis such as lesion classification, risk evaluation, quantification, and general structured reports.

“This is a significant milestone for SenseTime in our strategy to bring SenseCare-Lung Pro to international markets and support doctors in the diagnosis of critical lung diseases. The software has been further upgraded to detect suspect cases of COVID-19 during the pandemic to ease the strain on medical resources in BeijingShanghaiTianjin and a dozen other cities. SenseTime will continue its extensive research activity to develop the highest quality and standards of AI products to empower the healthcare sector for the global community,” said Dr. Zhang Shaoting, Vice President and Deputy Head of Research at SenseTime.

“In line with Indonesia’s efforts to manage COVID-19, we identified a strong need for the SenseCare-Lung Pro to address pressing healthcare issues and support medical professionals in the early detection of the disease. Looking beyond the pandemic, Indonesia recently unveiled its 25-year national strategy for developing AI technologies with healthcare as a key thrust. We believe the SenseCare-Lung Pro will be a good solution in facilitating medical professionals in the early detection of respiratory diseases including COVID-19. SenseTime is committed to furthering this spirit of innovation to develop cutting-edge AI-powered health diagnostic solutions,” said Mr Martin Huang, Managing Director of SenseTime International Pte. Ltd.

SenseCare-Lung Pro is one of several applications in SenseTime’s SenseCare Smart Health Platform – an AI-powered platform which offers an array of healthcare applications for over 13 organs and body parts, covering chest, cardiovascular, liver, pathology, orthopedics and radiotherapy. It can assist doctors throughout the clinical process, from diagnosis, 3D surgery planning to rehabilitation tracking to meet the demands of various departments including radiology, pathology, cardiology, orthopedic, surgery, radiotherapy, etc.