This photo taken on December 4, 2017 shows people visiting a booth of the Alibaba Group during the 4th World Internet Conference in Wuzhen in China's eastern Zhejiang province. / AFP PHOTO
This photo taken on December 4, 2017 shows people visiting a booth of the Alibaba Group during the 4th World Internet Conference in Wuzhen in China's eastern Zhejiang province. / AFP PHOTO

Ali Baba and Malaysia Digital Economic Corporations collaborate to improve city management

ASEAN+ January 30, 2018 14:58

By Sin Chew Daily
Asia News Network
KUALA LUMPUR

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Ali Baba Cloud under Ali Baba Group, Kuala Lumpur City Hall and Malaysia Digital Economic Corporations collaborate in a project referred as Malaysia City Brain to improve city management. 



The first phase of the project involves improving traffic system with the help of artificial intelligence and cloud computing. This is the first project implemented outside China.Malaysia Digital Economic Corporation (MDEC), city hall and cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group are collaborating on a project named as Malaysia City Brain to improve on the governance of the city.

The first phase of the project is to use Malaysia City Brain to manage traffic and improve improve the speed of vehicles in the city.Based on Alibaba Cloud’s large-scale computing where it gathers traffic data in real-time including analysis of traffic conditions, volumes, lane speeds, optimisation of traffic signals by calculating the time to reach intersections, providing better city services.

The Malaysia City Brain is also capable of co-ordinating multiple systems managed in the city such as emergencies, ambulance service system, traffic navigation system and traffic light control system. By conducting integrating and analysis on data of these systems, vehicles on emergencies are given the fastest route and traffic volume along the route would be managed at the same time for the vehicles to reach destinations with fastest speed.

It is statement in the statement that the Malaysia City Brain is the first project used outside China.The statement also said functions of Malaysia City Brain would continue to expand while corporations, new start-ups, entrepreneurs, universities and research agencies would have opportunities to utilise the artificial intelligence technology of Malaysia City Bran for a series of innovations.

 Alibaba Group senior VP and Alibaba Cloud president Simon Hu said cloud computing, artificial intelligence and smart data are part of basic tools for corporations and agencies to function effectively. Alibaba Cloud is extremely happy that Malaysia is the first country outside China to use city brain.“We hope through this collaboration, we can help to upgrade tool efficiencies needed by people in both private and government sectors, implement innovation and assist them to achieve success in digital economy. To Alibaba Cloud, this is the true meaning of generalising technology for the benefit of everyone.