3 Lessons in AI/ Machine Learning from Artefact (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

I had a good interview with Arthur du Passage and Edouard de Mezerac of Artefact, a data consulting and digital marketing company. And I thought they had a really good vantage point for how AI / ML is being used on the ground in China. I’ve summarized my 3 take-aways from our discussion. An Introduction […]

3 Ways AI Is Transforming Fashion: My Interview with JD Vice President of Cloud & AI (2 of 2)

This is a follow-up to my article on conversational AI with He Xiaodong at JD (article here, podcast here). I also spoke with Tao Mei, who is Vice President of Cloud & AI – and Technical support Vice President of JD. We talked about how AI was being used in fashion, which is a fascinating […]

3 Ways AI Is Transforming Fashion: My Interview with JD Vice President of Cloud and AI (Tech Strategy – Podcast 33)

In this podcast, Jeffrey Towson interviews the Vice President of Cloud & AI at JD.com about how AI is transforming the fashion industry. They discuss three key areas where AI is having an impact: personalization, supply chain management, and product development. For example, AI can be used to recommend products to customers based on their past purchases, track inventory levels and optimize shipping routes, and design new products that are more likely to appeal to consumers.

3 Lessons in Conversational AI from JD’s Head of the Deep Learning (1 of 2)

I had a fascinating discussion with He Xiaodong of JD. He is the head of Deep Learning, NLP and the Speech Lab. And the Deputy Managing Director of JD AI Research. I did a podcast about this called Products with Personalities (Podcast 31) but I wanted to post some of his slides from our talk. […]

Products with Personalities? My Interview with JD About Conversational AI (Tech Strategy – Podcast 31)

In this podcast, Jeffrey Towson interviews He Xiaodong, the Vice President of JD.com’s Cloud & AI division, about conversational AI. They discuss how conversational AI is evolving from chatbots to intelligent assistants with personalities. For example, Xiaodong explains how JD’s Smart Customer Service has been designed to have the personality of a young woman, in order to better connect with its customers.