A poster for the Singles’ Day online shopping festival is displayed at a subway station in Beijing. Photo: Simon Song

Alibaba lets AI, robots and drones do the heavy lifting on Singles’ Day

This year’s November 11 shopping ritual will engage a recommendation algorithm, robots, and chatbots capable of understanding human emotion

Topic |   Singles' Day (11.11)

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A poster for the Singles’ Day online shopping festival is displayed at a subway station in Beijing. Photo: Simon Song
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Celia Chen

Celia Chen

Celia is a tech reporter for the Post, covering companies such as Tencent, JD.com and Foxconn. She also covers start-up news and China's tech world. Prior to joining the Post, she worked for China Daily.

Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai, based in Beijing, covers technology and capital flows in the world of start-ups in Greater China. Previously, she worked as financial correspondent for Caixin Media in Hong Kong for over two years and wrote for China Daily in Beijing and London.