Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd has opened up its artificial intelligence images platform to the public, essentially offering basic image and facial recognition capabilities for free. The move raises the question if start-ups focused on providing facial recognition services would still be commercially viable. Users can access Tecent’s Youtu platform, whose name means Superior Images, via WeChat’s mini-programs, which are apps operating in the WeChat ecosystem. Youtu platform is able to recognize faces, images and texts. Youtu’s facial recognition …

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