MIT is reviewing research relationship with SenseTime following US blacklist
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) told Bloomberg that it will review its research relationship with SenseTime, a leading Chinese AI startup, after the company was blacklisted by the US government two weeks ago.
They described their relationship as an effort to "open up new avenues of discovery across MIT in areas such as computer vision, human-intelligence-inspired algorithms, medical imaging, and robotics."
Later that year, MIT announced that the two would fund 27 projects across the school's five departments. It wasn't clear how SenseTime would be involved, or to what extent they would fund the projects.
SenseTime's co-founder, Xiao’ou Tang, is an MIT graduate.
The announcement is the latest in a series of controversies revolving around MIT's outside partnerships, which included Huawei and ZTE before they were targeted by the US government.
According to Bloomberg, MIT is an investor in Megvii, another recently-blacklisted company.