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China e-commerce giant seeks 100 Aussie data experts

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China’s second largest online retailer JD.com is seeking the services of at least 100 Australian data scientists and artificial intelligence (AI) experts, reports The Australian.

Headquartered in Beijing, JD.com is looking to expand and further develop its artificial intelligence offerings to service more than 236 million active customer accounts.

“My goal with my team is to try to recruit AI talent to JD. We have lots of AI projects happening at JD and we really need a lot of talent. We are trying to hire as much talent as possible,’’ Paul Yan, head of JD.com’s digital advertising and marketing platforms, told The Australian.

Yan says JD.com is looking to expand its supply chain and increase operational efficiency through the use of AI, including dynamic pricing services.

“We want to use technology and AI to automate everything we did in the first 12 years. We want to use the next 12 years to make this happen,’’ he said.

JD.com is the world's leading company in high tech and AI delivery through drones and robots. 

The company has the largest drone delivery system, infrastructure and capability in the world. It has also recently started testing robot delivery services and building drone delivery airports.

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