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AnyVision AI startup locks in $28M for its body and facial recognition tech
As image recognition advances continue to accelerate, startups with a mind towards security applications are seeing some major interest to turn surveillance systems more intelligent. AnyVision is working on face, body and object recognition tech and the underlying system infrastructure to help companies deploy smart cameras for various purposes. The Tel Aviv-based AI startup announced that it has closed a $28 million Series A funding round led by Bosch. The quickly growing company already has 130 employees and has plans to open up three new offices by the year’s end. (Fonte: TechCrunch)

SoftBank’s Vision Fund to invest $1 billion in China AI startup: Bloomberg
SoftBank Group Corp’s Vision Fund is seeking to invest almost $1 billion in SenseTime Group Ltd, a Chinese facial recognition technology developer, Bloomberg reported on Friday. The fund and SenseTime are finalizing the terms of the deal and the details could still change, Bloomberg reported here citing sources. (Fonte: Reuters)

Samsung and Xiaomi had record smartphone shipments in India
India has quickly become ground zero for the smartphone wars. Last year, the country surpassed the U.S. to become the world’s No. 2 smartphone market, and manufacturers are falling over themselves to plant a flag. Samsung and Xiaomi have been the two biggest winners in recent quarters, battling it out for the top spot. Earlier this year, the latter edged out the former, but the battle has remained neck and neck for the huge — and growing — market. According to new numbers from Canalys, both companies shipped 9.9 million smartphones for Q2 2018. (Fonte: TechCrunch)

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