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Alipay Introduces AI-Powered Hair Loss Detector in Latest App Innovation

Jun 9, 2024

Alipay Introduces AI-Powered Hair Loss Detector in Latest App Innovation
Alipay Introduces AI-Powered Hair Loss Detector in Latest App Innovation
Alipay Introduces AI-Powered Hair Loss Detector in Latest App Innovation

Alipay, China's largest payments app, has introduced a new AI feature designed to detect hair loss through its "Medical Assistant" suite, launched in April 2024 by Ant Group, Alibaba's fintech subsidiary. This feature allows users to upload scalp images, which are then analysed using an image recognition system trained on medical images, providing recommendations including potential medical care options. Alipay, known for its extensive services beyond payments such as ride-sharing, mobile services, bill payments, and social media functions, aims to integrate lifestyle and medical functionalities into a single app for user convenience. Privacy concerns have been raised globally regarding such integrated apps, especially concerning data security and access by governmental entities.