MediaGamma joins JD.com's global AI Accelerator

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We are now part of JD.com's global AI Accelerator. With an initial roster of just 16 companies based in the US, UK and China, we're very pleased to be included in such a forward-thinking initiative at such an early stage.

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JD.com is China’s largest retailer. A member of the Fortune Global 500, it has a thriving R&D programme, with 12,000 engineers between China and Silicon Valley covering areas such as data science, artificial intelligence and robotics. 

Its AI Accelerator encourages the development of artificial intelligence technologies, by offering training and mentoring in research and development, production, management, financing, legal and marketing.

 MediaGamma's Dr. Shuai Yuan presents at the launch of the JD.com global AI Accelerator

MediaGamma's Dr. Shuai Yuan presents at the launch of the JD.com global AI Accelerator

This is against a backdrop of global AI investment to realise its potential: MIT’s Sloan Management Review and the Boston Consulting Group say that whereas 85% of companies think AI offers a competitive advantage, only one in 20 are ‘extensively’ employing it today.

Our view? Artificial Intelligence will be transformative, and organisations such as JD.com are helping prepare for this step-change.

You can find out more about the AI accelerator on JD.com's own website, and there is also a Chinese-language profile of MediaGamma available explaining how we're using world-class AI to help bring about this transformation.