Jeff Zhang, Alibaba Group, chief technology officer, speaking at the Apsara conference in Hangzhou, September 2019. Photo: Handout

Alibaba unveils new AI chip aimed at speeding up e-commerce and cloud computing tasks

  • The chip’s launch comes amid a national drive by China to integrate emerging technologies such as AI and next generation 5G wireless networks into its economy
Topic |   Alibaba

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Jeff Zhang, Alibaba Group, chief technology officer, speaking at the Apsara conference in Hangzhou, September 2019. Photo: Handout
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City Brain, an AI-powered traffic-management system by Alibaba Cloud, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China April 10, 2018. Photo: Reuters

In Shanghai commuters can now beat jams and design their own bus routes with help from Alibaba’s AI tech

  • Smart ‘Bus Brain’ calculates number of buses needed and optimal route for the No. 9 service between Songjiang district and Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park
Topic |   Artificial intelligence

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City Brain, an AI-powered traffic-management system by Alibaba Cloud, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China April 10, 2018. Photo: Reuters
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