Artificial intelligence-based facial recognition technology is no longer a myth – it’s the new hot tech topic in China. The country is already home to some of the world’s leading facial recognition companies, including Megvii, which created Face++, the world’s largest face-recognition technology platform. Megvii raised over $400 million in the latest round of financing from strategic investors including Ant Financial, supported by China’s ambitions to lead the world in AI. It is now pioneering technologies that enable customers to pay by scanning their faces as well as helping China’s police to be the eyes and brain of the city. Qi Yin, Co-Founder and CEO of Megvii, will look ahead to the future applications that this exciting innovation presents, the range of investment opportunities opening up for those who want to gain exposure to facial recognition technology and other computer-vision technologies through their portfolios, and how it will change our lives.