About Us

Our Vision

We are pioneers of artificial intelligence research and innovation.YITU Technology integrates state-of-the-art AI technology business applications to build a safer, faster and healthier world. 

YITU maintains a world-class R&D team to drive industrial development with advanced technologies. Rather than simply using technologies from large companies or laboratories for monetary gains, we are engaged in fundamental research of artificial intelligence aimed to find comprehensive solutions for machine vision, listening and understanding. We strive for breakthroughs in computer vision, natural language understanding, knowledge reasoning, intelligent hardware and robotics. Today YITU has an extensive presence in sectors such as security, finance, transportation and healthcare.

We are curious about human wisdoms, and we expand the potential of AI. Side by side, We look forward to creating an intelligent future with you.


Founding Team

ZHU Long

ZHU Long received his PhD in Statistics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Long was a student of Professor Alan Yuille, who is a disciple of Stephen William Hawking. Long specializes in statistical modeling of computer vision and artificial intelligence.
Long was also a postdoctoral Fellow at MIT AI Laboratory studying brain science and computational photography and a Research Fellow in the Courant Mathematics Research Institute ran by Yann Lecun, the founder of deep learning, at New York University.

LIN Chenxi

A former senior expert at Aliyun computing. LIN Chenxi led a team of more than one hundred senior engineers and set up the Apsara distributed cloud computing operating system, the largest of its kind with independent intellectual property rights in China.
Before joining Alibaba Group, Lin has worked with Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) in the field of machine learning, computer vision, information retrieval and distributed systems.
Lin received his masters degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2005. In 2002, Lin was selected as a member of the ACM-ICPC team of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Lin’s team won the champion of ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC), the first time an asian team won this award. In 2003, Lin received the first Chancellor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Award.


Company History

  • 2012

    2012  YITU Technology was founded.

  • 2013

    2013  YITU received angel-round funding from ZhenFund.

  • 2014

    YITU received A-round funding from Sequoia Capital and Banyan Capital.

  • 2015

    2015  Dragonfly Eye System won Science and Technology Progress Award by MPS.

    YITU worked with Aliyun to build the Big Data Real-time Cloud System for Guizhou Traffic Police.

    China Merchants Bank used YITU Face Recognition Technology at 1,500 outlets nationwide.

    The Portrait Recognition Platform and Direct Banking Account Opening Video Authentication Project was putted into operation at Shanghai Pudong Development Bank to conduct VTM and mobile banking face authentication.

  • 2016

    2016  YITU received tens of millions dollars of B-round funding from Yunfeng Capital.

    YITU started research in intelligent healthcare and City Data Hub.

    YITU built the world's largest portrait system, covering more than 1.5 billion people.

    YITU provided the portrait comparison system for the General Administration of Customs and China Immigration Inspection.


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