Alibaba deploys artificial intelligence to help bridge the digital divide

NORTHAMPTON, MA/ACCESSWIRE/October 14, 2022/ Alibaba Group

Alibaba Group, Friday, October 14, 2022, Image from press release

By Ivy Yu , Chloe Shen

Alibaba Group is helping bridge the digital divide with artificial intelligence (AI) that helps the elderly and visually impaired access everyday services, from transportation to online shopping.

The Hangzhou-based company is making its platforms more inclusive with options including larger fonts, easier navigation, and voice assistance. Its research and innovation institute DAMO Academy also launched AI-powered tools to bridge the gap for those in need.

More than 85 million people with disabilities and 260 million people over the age of 60 live in China, according to a report released this year by the science and technology research institute Chinese Academy of Information and Communication Technology. By 2050, nearly a third of China’s population will be made up of people over the age of 60, according to the research agency China Development Research Foundation.

Alibaba celebrated its sixth year Philanthropy Week with a series of offline and online philanthropic initiatives this week.

In the financial year ended March 31, around 780 million charitable acts were performed by people on its philanthropy platform, which lists more than 4,000 charities and nonprofits to which users can donate. of their time.

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