Singles Day has just passed, and on this day China’s two biggest online shopping platforms Alibaba and JD.com battled over astounding sales numbers. The 24-hour frenzy shopping period generates almost half of Amazon’s yearly revenue. In the end, revenue turns out to be $25.3 billion for Alibaba and $19.1 billion for JD.com.
How do the two automated giants battle over sales? It’s not a conventional sword fight, but a battle where the two sides use robots, drones, big data, and cloud computing, tons of machine learning capabilities, all fully action-packed with automated technologies.
As one of the world’s biggest economies and most populated country, China is developing future mega-metropolises powered by the AI engine. Businesses using AI technology to provide products or services are building a society of tomorrow.
If you are excited by the impending change just as we are, the time has arrived for you to take on the challenge: JD Finance will launch the first JDD-2017 Global Data Challenge. Yes, we want you on board!
Your insight, creativity, and most importantly, technical skills will be used to address real-world problems, competing side-to-side with members of the global tech community. Moreover, challenge winners will take home up to US$45,000 cash prize and be offered positions at one of China’s largest e-commerce companies.