The future of China’s largest artificial intelligence company was thrown into question last year when it was blacklisted by the Trump administration. Today, SenseTime Group is thriving with growing demand for its facial recognition software, especially as local governments in China adopt its technology to battle the coronavirus.The Hong Kong-based start-up’s revenue surged 147 per cent to 5 billion yuan (US$720 million) in 2019 and its customer base increased by about 500 to 1,200 clients,…