— Published 21 October 2021

Alibaba will deploy its technology

The revolution is underway. It will be digital. With less than a year to go before the next Asian Games, scheduled for September 10th-25th, 2022 in Hangzhou, China, the Alibaba group has announced the launch of a digital solution aimed at “streamlining the organisation and communication of large-scale sporting events”. Its data intelligence and digital technology arm, Alibaba Cloud, unveiled the details on Wednesday, October 20th at the Apsara 2021 conference. It will be used for the 2022 Asian Games in China. This new solution dedicated to sport offers “a unique collaboration tool that connects the various players at all stages of the organisation of an event”: organisers, suppliers, volunteers and venue operators. The different groups of participants can join the platform via a single gateway, at any time and any place. The platform developed by Alibaba, which is also the IOC’s global partner in the TOP programme, also offers instant multilingual translation, remote video conferencing and other features to ensure a smooth exchange of information in real time. At the same Apsara 2021 conference, currently being held in Hangzhou, the Chinese giant also unveiled an AI-based simulation training solution, using robots, which can be used to train volunteers for sports events, for example.