China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba not only wants to be the best e-commerce player in the market, but also wants to deepen its technological prowess.

At Alibaba’s annual Computing Conference 2017 held in Hangzhou on October 11th, not only did the company unveil its plans to invest $15 billion over the next 3 years in its R&D, but they also showcased their technology developments to its visitors to give them a glimpse of the future in a way that they can easily understand their technology and actually try out the technology for themselves.

Alibaba’s technology developments in internet car, smart logistics, and smart mirror is powered by its partnered companies or the startups that Alibaba previously backed. On November 11th last year, China’s Single’s day, the e-commerce behemoth showed off its robotics, AI, AR, and VR developments.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com