China’s AI is powering grocery store #AppliedAI

Alibaba is bringing mom and pop retail stores under Tmall brand (so far, redone 1 million stores).
All these outlets buy all their goods through Alibaba’s platform and pay using its affiliate Alipay app.

What Alibaba and rivals like Tencent and are doing is corralling businesses into branded, self-contained, AI-infused universes in which only their affiliates capture the profit.

These examples of “digitalization in a box” are accelerating China’s evolution in the applied AI future.


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