It’s not only you who cares about your city’s traffic jam. Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, is now entering into the public sector with its smart city plan, powered by its cloud solutions and AI technologies.

At its Computing Conference Shenzhen Summit on March 29th, Alibaba Cloud announced that it has upgraded its machine learning platform PAI. Built on large-scale, high-performance and distributed computing, PAI 2.0 will help customers easily deploy large-scale data mining and modeling. Its advanced and diversified artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are aimed at empowering innovations in the life science and manufacturing sectors, and its smart city plan.

“As China’s first machine learning platform, PAI is born to make our AI program an effective tool for helping people and businesses to resolve practical issues. We are also seeing our data intelligence capability being leveraged to assist customers in creating better healthcare services and endorsing smart manufacturing in China,” said Dr. Jingren Zhou, Chief Scientist of Alibaba Cloud in the press release.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com