• A Technical Interpretation of Alibaba's Databases: China’s biggest shopping day, known as “Singles Day”, has broken yet more records this year with a whopping 325,000 transactions and 256,000 payments per second. Such high volumes however generate va...
    2017-12-14     Zhou Zhengzhong, Dou Xianming
  • When training deep learning models on GPU is popular, the problems of model complexity and memory resource limitation become ever more salient. Alibaba’s Machine Learning team came up with effective GPU memory optimization strategies that overcome me...
    2017-12-08     Alibaba Tech
  • IEEE Life Fellow and Hudson Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University Prof. Kishor S. Trivedi visited Alibaba’s Hangzhou campus on Dec. 8th and talked about technical systems’ reliability and availability assur...
    2017-12-08     Prof. Kishor S. Trivedi
  • AI will blur the line between online and offline retail. On the third floor of a shopping mall in the heart of Shanghai last week, Xiaolan He, a woman in her 50s, took an olive-green down jacket to a fitting room.
    2017-11-13     MIT Technology Review
  • With so many sales in so little time, it’s no surprise that artificial intelligence is playing a growing role in the largest online shopping event in human history. Every November 11, Chinese consumers embark on an online shopping spree that stops o...
    2017-11-11     Synced
  • Challenging written characters make voice-based computing a natural for China, but computers that can hold a conversation in Chinese are some way off.
    2017-07-25     MIT Technology Review