China’s JD Finance Hires Former Amazon Scientist Bo Liefeng To Lead Artificial Intelligence Lab

JD Finance, the financial services unit of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com Inc., has hired Bo Liefeng (pictured), former principal research scientist at Amazon.com Inc., as chief scientist of its artificial intelligence lab.
JD Finance said its AI lab focuses on image recognition, speech recognition and human-machine interaction. The lab also plans to cooperate with universities in the U.S. to jointly develop AI technology, according to a company announcement.