Alibaba adds artificial intelligence capability to its cloud offerings

Alibaba’s cloud computing business is hoping to attract enterprise customers with a new artificial intelligence service designed for data mining and analysis.

On Tuesday, the Chinese e-commerce giant announced DT PAI, a platform designed to comb through a client’s data and analyze it for useful information. 

The service could help companies find key trends within their customer data, or even recommend goods to users, according to Alibaba. 

For example, online shoppers could take a picture of an item they like, upload the image, and then receive the e-commerce listing on where they can buy the product.