Alibaba Showcases Vision For Olympics In Digital Age

IOC President Thomas Bach and Alibaba Group Government Chairman Jack Ma (Photograph by Marianna Massey/Getty Photographs)

Following the trail of sports usually, the Olympic Video games have gotten more and more digital. Via a present lengthy-time period partnership that started final January with the Olympic Video games, the Alibaba Group is rethinking the Olympics inside the digital age. Alibaba held an occasion in PyeongChang to point out off a number of the prospects, together with the brand new Cloud ET Sports activities Mind.

Alibaba envisions an Olympics that works solely on the cloud. It’s one thing that might profit rivals, spectators and occasion planners all in separate methods. The Cloud ET Sports activities Mind, unveiled finally week’s occasion, is a set of AI-powered options that may drive that transformation.

It merges knowledge intelligence with machine studying to streamline basic Olympic Video games features. For instance, sooner or later, cities internet hosting the Video games can use the Mind’s geospatial evaluation to pick optimum occasion places. Followers attending may also use cloud-based mostly knowledge to organize for the expertise in each approach potential — getting from place to put, climate, and so on.

“The chance for know-how to positively affect, form and reimagine the Olympic Video games expertise is large and we haven’t even scratched the floor but,” Chris Tung, CMO of Alibaba Group, stated in a press release. “Over the subsequent ten years, Alibaba Cloud providers will function the inspiration of our efforts to drive the digital transformation of the Video games, making a extra environment friendly and pleasant expertise for all audiences.”

The showcase occasion in PyeongChang was attended by former Olympians like Yao Ming (basketball) and Michelle Kwan (determine skating) in addition to Thomas Bach, President of the Worldwide Olympic Committee.

“Our lengthy-time period partnership with the Olympic Video games is the last word showcase for Alibaba, each when it comes to what we stand for as an organization and the way we will use our know-how to reimagine the Olympic Video games for the digital period,” Jack Ma, government chairman of Alibaba Group, stated in a press release. “Just like the Olympic Video games, Alibaba believes in making a degree enjoying subject, giving everybody the prospect to compete on the worldwide stage.”