Tencent helps Songjiang set up “smarter” district management
Hu Min / BRILLIANCE
Songjiang District is taking a digital approach in a wide range of fields – from economic development and social security to district operations and people’s livelihoods – to enhance its development through smart technologies.
Today, Chinese tech giant Tencent’s cloud computing unit signed an agreement with the Songjiang authorities that will fuel the district’s digital transformation process towards the goal of intelligent district management.
Based on the applications of artificial intelligence and big data technologies, Tencent will create a platform for the district mixing diverse fields, such as campus security, environmental management of rivers, food security and intelligent patrols. of AI, to improve management efficiency and provide technical support for the operation of the district.
For example, the system’s AI patrol function can identify street vendors occupying public spaces for unlicensed business operations and will promptly alert authorities, allowing officials to deal with situations effectively.
AI technologies will also be applied to environmental protection, community management, community health management and smart property management services.
The district has already moved to high tech in several different areas, such as the supervision and management of construction waste transport trucks to eradicate illegal dumping and dumping, traffic violations, unauthorized street vendors and street vendors. Nightly operations at construction sites, said Wang Yifeng, official with the district urban operations center.
“The traditional mode of city management relies on civil servant patrols, while smart management means we can ensure we can capture violations around the clock, which also pays off in human terms,” Wang said.
About 13,000 surveillance cameras have been installed in the public areas of Songjiang to detect irregularities, while another 35,000 will be installed in the future.
Technological approaches such as digitization and artificial intelligence help protect the smooth functioning of cities like Shanghai, said Zhou Cheng, vice governor of Songjiang.
The district will promote the development of AI applications and digital transformation to meet public expectations for a better life, he added.
Communities, the last mile of urban governance, are getting smarter thanks to neighborhood artificial intelligence.
The Leiden residential complex and the city of Sijing in Songjiang are now experiencing a new mode of governance that is more digital and more human.
In Leiden, different units of the sub-district authorities can upload and share data on a single platform, making community governance more efficient.
The city of Sijing has also gained momentum in digital governance. It uses AI technologies to capture blocked firefighters ‘passages and send alarms when strangers enter residents’ homes, as well as for mobile population management and to reduce traffic jams. Random waste disposal is also detected through advanced AI computer technologies.