Credit: Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Alibaba’s City Brain was deployed in Hangzhou, China in
2016, reducing traffic congestion and enabling faster response to illegal
parking and traffic accidents. Malaysia is the first country outside of China
to adopt the City Brain.

Earlier this week, the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation
(MDEC), the lead agency for driving the digital economy in Malaysia, together
with Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL or Kuala Lumpur City Hall), and Alibaba
Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, announced
a collaboration to develop Malaysia’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) ecosystem
through the introduction of Malaysia City Brain. This announcement is in line with Malaysia’s commitment to
develop the National AI Framework, which was announced
by Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, in
2017.

The National AI Framework is an expansion of the National Big Data
Analytics (BDA)
Framework Alibaba’s City Brain was deployed in Hangzhou, China
in 2016, reducing traffic congestion and enabling faster response to illegal
parking and traffic accidents, which are automatically detected. According
to Reuters,
the system produced reports of traffic violations with up to 92 percent
accuracy, emergency vehicles reaching their destinations in half the time and
overall increase in traffic speed by 15 percent.

Malaysia is the first country outside of China to adopt the
City Brain. 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 City Brain is expected to enable
city council and urban planners to make better decisions for the community. During the first phase of the implementation, Malaysia City
Brain will be used in traffic management to improve mobility in the city. Read more from opengovasia.com…

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