The FRVT 2018 organized by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has measure advancements in the accuracy and speed of one-to-many face recognition identification algorithms searching enrolled galleries containing at least 10 million identities. According to Xinhua, Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms developed by Chinese researchers have won the top five places in a global competition in facial recognition technology. Two algorithms developed by YITU Technology have taken the top two places. Two algorithms developed by Sensetime came third and fourth with another developed by the CAS Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology placed fifth. The test measures the performance of facial recognition technologies by using a database from ongoing criminal investigations and other real-life scenarios.

CAS news release, November 22, 2018