The recent years of AI has grown out of labs and created a transformative power for a vast range of industries. But, while we take it for granted that AI and Cloud come hand in hand, I’ll show you an argument one step further: AI should be Cloud Native. A set of industry statistics lead to this conclusion with three fundamental trends: infrastructure goes to cloud, core software systems go online, and data pairs with intelligence. These are trends we have witnessed in Alibaba’s own business growth, and we believe such experience would help AI to land successfully in wider industry applications with a cloud native movement.
Yangqing Jia leads Alibaba’s AI and Big Data org, supporting the large-scale applications both inside the company and on Aliyun, the number one cloud provider in China and a market leader globally. The org provides advanced AI systems and service combined with conventional big data wisdom (EMR, Flink, and Spark) as well as battle-tested solutions to serve every cloud client.
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