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Sharing Economy

Didi to seek global opportunities with AI and big data

Chinese car-sharing giant launches taxi-hailing app in Japan

Didi Chuxing President Jean Liu speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on July 19. (Photo by Kei Higuchi)

TOKYO -- Chinese ride-sharing giant Didi Chuxing will explore ways to export its artificial intelligence and strength in big data to become a global enterprise, President Jean Liu told the Nikkei Asian Review in an interview.

The company, known for its ride-hailing platform, on Thursday announced a plan for its joint venture with Japanese tech giant SoftBank to bring taxi hailing services to Japan staring this autumn.

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