Mr Qi Yin

Co-Founder & CEO, Megvii (Face++)

Mr Qi Yin

Co-Founder & CEO, Megvii (Face++)

After graduating from the Yao Class (named after Professor Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, a world-leading computer scientist who founded the class in 2005) at Tsinghua University in 2010, Yin Qi was enrolled in Columbia University on a full scholarship and earned a master’s degree in computer vision. In 2011, he founded Beijing Megvii Technology Limited, where a team of top talented personnel in R&D and commerce have created the world’s biggest facial recognition cloud platform Face++ and devoted to the industrial development of the computer vision technology. In 2015, Yin Qi was received by State Councilor Liu Yandong at a seminar as a startup representative in Zhongguancun and gave a speech. In January 2016, he came top of Forbes’s annual 30 Under 30 Asia Enterprise Technology list. In August 2016, he received funding support for overseas-educated returnees in Zhongguancun and certification of high- level overseas-educated talents identified by the Beijing Municipal Government. In May 2015, he became a winner of the Beijing Youth May-fourth Medal and the Youth Entrepreneurship Award selected by the Communist Youth League of China. On July 6, 2017, as the sole representative of artificial intelligence (AI) companies, he attended the Seminar with Experts and Entrepreneurs on Economic Situation hosted by Premier Li Keqiang and gave a speech on innovation and new growth drivers. In December 2017, Yin Qi was selected as one of the “Outstanding Young Talents of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Zhongguancun.” In 2018, he entered the list of Innovators Under 35 selected by the renowned American magazine MIT Technology Review. Under the leadership of Yin Qi, Megvii and its Face++ have achieved rapid development. The company was rated by MIT Technology Review as a key player of face recognition technology, one of the 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017 selected by the magazine, while entering the magazine’s list of 50 Smartest Companies 2017. Megvii has been twice ranked top of the Chinese Unicorns List in the AI section, making the company an exemplary representative among Chinese AI companies.

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