Two Chinese artificial intelligence startups are looking at Hong Kong initial public offerings after a slowdown in approvals for IPOs in Shanghai’s new tech-friendly Star Market. Reuters reported that SenseTime, which has been put on a U.S. trade blacklist, is seeking a $2 billion IPO as early as the end of this month. SenseTime has software for facial recognition, autonomous driving and video...
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