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Oct 20, 2017

Why Alibaba's computing conference marks the future of events

Facial recognition used to register more than 40,000 delegates at China's largest cloud computing event.

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Arguably the most important technology innovation event in the world, Alibaba’s annual cloud computing and artificial intelligence AI conference, aptly named Computing Conference 2017, took place in Hangzhou in October, attracting more than 40,000 tech professionals and developers from 58 countries.

During the event, the e-commerce giant announced plans to invest $15 billion into research and development over the next three years, while offering delegates a glimpse into the future with...

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