China’s largest payments app debuts AI feature that checks if you’re balding

Eat your heart out Elon Musk and X.com, China’s Alipay is the real ‘everything app.’

If there’s one thing most of us probably didn’t think to wish for when it comes to ewallet features, it’s an artificial intelligence (AI) “mini app” for detecting baldness. Yet here we are, in a time when Alipay, China’s biggest payments application, has debuted exactly that. 

Like most ewallet/payments applications, Alipay allows users to connect their bank accounts to the app in order to streamline payments both online and at the point of purchase. But Alipay takes things much further than just payments.

Purported to be a “superapp” for locals, Alipay’s many features include ride sharing, mobile phone services, bill payments, coupon and travel services, shopping, and social media functionality.

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