SenseTime’s founder Tang Xiao’ou dies at age 55, AI company says
Tang Xiao’ou, the Chinese University of Hong Kong professor who turned his computer science laboratory into a multibillion dollar business and leader in artificial intelligence called SenseTime, has died. He was 55.
Tang passed away at close to midnight on December 15 after succumbing to an illness, according to a Saturday announcement by SenseTime in its official WeChat account, without disclosing the nature of his illness.
As a “pioneer in China‘s AI industry”, Tang will continue to serve as an inspiration for others, the company said, turning its corporate website including its red logo into a black-and-white colour scheme as a sign of mourning.