Some Chinese AI companies, including Megvii, resume work

Employees for Chinese artificial intelligence company Megvii are working from home until February 17, said Sun Guannan, general manager of government affairs, in a release from the Beijing municipal government on Tuesday.

The company’s research and development team worked overtime during the Lunar New Year holiday to develop a machine that uses artificial intelligence to quickly determine whether people in public areas, such as subway stations, have a high temperature, the release read.

Megvii is based in Beijing’s technology start-up hub, Zhongguancun.

As of February 10, employees at more than 7,000 companies in the science park have returned to work, and 88 percent of employees at China’s largest chipmaker, SMIC, are back on duty, according to the government release.  

Source: CNBC