The Straits Times has reported that Chinese artificial intelligence company Yitu Technology plans to hire 50 to 60 researchers in Singapore as it opens its first international office in Singapore.

Speaking at the opening of the new office in Asia Square, Lance Wang, general manager of South-east Asia, Hong Kong and Macau, Yitu, said: "We see Singapore as a springboard to enter more markets in this region - for example, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.”

According to the report, the firm's research and development centre will be set up later, and the firm target to have 90% of the staff there to be local hires.

Changi Airport Group and Certis Cisco are among Yitu's first Singapore clients. The firm is also in talks with potential clients here in financial services, healthcare and other industries, as well as the public sector.

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