Alibaba brings cloud computing to the Olympics

THE Olympic games may be an ancient tradition, but the technology behind it doesn’t have to be. China’s e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group, is aiming to bring the games up-to-date, becoming the global event’s official cloud and e-commerce services provider for the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang.

Through the digitization of the games, closer interactions between fans and athletes will be enabled, ensuring that the sporting event continues to be a success, Alibaba Founder and Executive Chairman, Jack Ma, said on Saturday at the opening of the company’s technology showcase.

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and AI-based services aimed at empowering the future of sporting events.The platform enables stakeholders to utilize cloud technologies in order to deliver sports events in a secure, stable, and cost-effective manner and to provide fans with a convenient and engaging experience.

“Our long-term partnership with the Olympic Games is the ultimate showcase for Alibaba, both in terms of what we stand for as a company and how we can use our technology to re-imagine the Olympic Games for the digital era,” Ma said. “We believe the future has a better solution for the Olympic Games to keep its prosperity”.

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