Alibaba e-commerce giant cloud computing arm introduced in Malaysia City Brain, artificial intelligence based smart city solution to manage traffic at Kuala Lumpur. The initiative started with the alliance of the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation and Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), the city council in the capital at a ceremony. The initiative took place to organize and tackle the burden of traffic at Kuala Lumpur .
Alibaba Launched Artificial intelligence Based Traffic Solution
Malaysia become the first country outside China to adopt a smart city system developed by Jack Ma Led Alibaba Group Cloud Computing Division. Alibaba Cloud launched its artificial-intelligence-driven City Brain project in Malaysia to help the country’s government better manage urban areas and make its cities “smart.”
The solution ‘Malaysia City Brain’ will harness and support the AI capabilities of Alibaba Cloud including image and video acceptance, machine learning technology, data mining, and analyze the huge amount of heterogeneous data in real-time produced by 300 traffic light junctions, 400 CCTV cameras and through other streams.
On Alibaba Group Press Release : Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, today announced the launch of its Malaysia City Brain initiative in collaboration with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), the country’s digital economy development agency, and Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), the city council in the capital, at a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur.
The Malaysia City Brain initiative is a significant milestone because it’s the first time for the City Brain solution to be adopted overseas. It is developed on Alibaba Cloud’s robust cloud computing infrastructure and will support Malaysia’s digital transformation with cloud technology and artificial intelligence.
Powered by Alibaba Cloud’s large-scale computing engine Apsara, Malaysia City Brain offers a comprehensive suite of acquisition, integration, and analysis of big and heterogeneous data generated by a diversity of sources in urban spaces through video and image recognition, data mining, and machine learning technology. The power and functionality of the City Brain will enable Malaysian urban planners and city officials to upgrade their city governance and decision-making to turn the city into an intelligent one.
In the first phase of the program, the capital Kuala Lumpur will roll out the Malaysia City Brain for use in traffic management to improve mobility in the city. With its massive cloud computing and data processing capabilities, the City Brain can optimize the flow of vehicles and traffic signals by calculating the time to reach intersections. It will also be able to generate structured summaries of data, such as traffic volume and speed in particular lanes, which can be used to facilitate other tasks including incident detection.
In addition, City Brain can connect with various urban management systems including emergency dispatch, ambulance call, traffic command, and traffic light control. By integrating and analyzing real-time data generated from these systems, City Brain can optimize urban traffic flow such as by identifying the quickest route for emergency vehicles to arrive at the scene within the shortest time frame.
About Alibaba Cloud
Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (www.alibabacloud.com), the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, is among the world’s top three IaaS providers according to Gartner, and the largest provider of public cloud services in China, according to IDC. Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to businesses worldwide, including merchants doing business on Alibaba Group marketplaces, start-ups, corporations, and government organizations. Alibaba Cloud is the official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee.