JD.com and Intel take partnership to next level
Chinese e-commerce powerhouse JD.com has teamed with Intel to launch an Internet of Things/smart retail solutions lab. This will develop next-generation vending machines, media and advertising solutions and technologies, based on Intel architecture.
The two already work together, including a project that merged Intel’s RRI edge computing and OpenVINO computer vision architecture with JD’s computer vision algorithms to analyse customer traffic and in-store purchasing habits.
“This lab will combine our collective strengths to develop cutting-edge solutions to bring the precision of online shopping to offline players,” says Zhi Weng, VP of JD.com and Head of JD Big Data Platform. “We look forward to expanding our cooperation with Intel to deliver a best-in-class, personalised shopping experience wherever consumers shop.”
“As China’s most influential retailer and a leader in data-driven offline retail innovation, JD is an important partner for us to continue to develop a wide range of use cases for our latest technology developments,” says Wei Chen, VP of Intel & General Manager of Intel IOTG China. “We are happy to take our partnership to the next level.”