Ratio's robotic arm, powered by Alibaba's cloud and payment services, allows customers to place coffee and cocktail orders via their smartphones. Photo: Handout

Robotic bartenders and smart hotels: Alibaba’s vision of future consumption

  • The robotic arm takes orders via smartphone, where customers scan a QR code, select drinks off a menu and pay via mobile payments service Alipay
  • By using algorithms and big data, TMIC is able to help global brands create products that appeal to Chinese consumers
Topic |   Alibaba

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Ratio's robotic arm, powered by Alibaba's cloud and payment services, allows customers to place coffee and cocktail orders via their smartphones. Photo: Handout
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