Aliyun Introduces China’s First Artificial Intelligence In Cloud Computing

The e-commerce giant has been increasing its investment on this front as it looks to stay in touch with services offered by its rivals.

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

The new service is a way of Alibaba saying it is ready to battle its rivals on the cloud. Just a month ago, Alibaba had invested $1 billion in Aliyun with the objective of expanding its presence in geographical locations outside China such as Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and the United States.

Wei Xiao opined that their objective was to develop a one-stop artificial intelligence development, sharing platform, publishing via data connections, data, and calculations.

In China, Alibaba is the leading cloud computing provider, so it will need to extend its advantage into platform-as-a-service cloud products, said Charlie Dai, an analyst with Forrester Research.

“In the past, the field of artificial intelligence was only open to a very small number of qualified developers and required the use of specialized tools”, Wei said in a statement. Shoppers can now take a picture of a dress and be immediately routed to the item’s profile page on Taobao Marketplace, which is Alibaba’s e-commerce website. Such an approach was prone to error and redundancy. “However, DT PAI allows developers with little or no experience in the field to construct a data application from scratch in a much shorter period of time”. He added that what took days to finish can now be finished in minutes. It has already opened a data center in Silicon Valley, and more are slated for other markets such as Europe and Japan. Aliyun says that’s equivalent to 100 million HD movies. The company’s cloud computing business Aliyun is to offer the new service.

The new service seeks to enable developers analyze large volumes of data as the company moves to grow its cloud offerings.

Side note – Alibaba’s share price suffered like everyone else’s yesterday on the Chinese stock market chaos, dropping below its IPO level for the first time.

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