Jeff Zhang, the group’s chief technology officer, speaks at the Alibaba Computing Conference in Hangzhou on Wednesday. Photo: SCMP

Alibaba to spend more than US$15bn on technology research with launch of collaborative academy

E-commerce giant will open seven labs globally as part of project that executive chairman Jack Ma says will also contribute to ‘society and the era’

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Jeff Zhang, the group’s chief technology officer, speaks at the Alibaba Computing Conference in Hangzhou on Wednesday. Photo: SCMP
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