Alibaba supports Malaysia’s smart city initiative via cloud computing
Category: #world  By Saipriya Iyer  Date: 2018-01-29
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Alibaba supports Malaysia’s smart city initiative via cloud computing

The cloud computing division of Alibaba Group Holding Limited, a China based eCommerce firm, has launched a smart city program referred as Malaysia City Brain, the first of its kind outside China. Reliable sources cite that Alibaba Cloud will help Malaysia in its move towards digital transformation through AI, Big Data, and cloud systems. Apparently, the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, and Alibaba Cloud have collaborated for the smart city venture.

Industry analysts are of the view that the new undertaking displays a rising trend among the countries to develop their public sector, across the domains of energy, governance, security, and transportation through the assistance of the tech firms. Reports cite that Kuala Lumpur is plausibly the first Malaysian city to implement the city brain program of the Chinese eCommerce firm in traffic management. Technocrats believe that the cloud computing & information processing abilities of Alibaba will help in solving the traffic problems and reducing the number of accidents in the city.

Alibaba Cloud has asserted that the Malaysian City Brain initiative can be combined with other systems to effectively handle ambulance calls during emergencies and identify the shortest path for emergency vehicles to reach the destination within less time. Reportedly, the new program will help start-up firms, academic institutes, and massive organizations across the country to explore new domains through the optimum usage of AI tools. The Chinese firm has stated that it wants to empower the country’s investors with novel tools via this new program, thereby supporting their endeavor towards bringing a positive change in the public & private sector.

Experts familiar with the matter claim that the City Brain scheme can prove to be a boon for the Malaysian political sector in the upcoming elections. It has also been predicted that the technology can help in proper and effective utilization of the taxpayers’ monetary contribution, thereby reducing the rising costs across the country.



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