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Nadhif Seto Sanubari
13 May 2020
The future is now and it is built upon young minds with a
fresh outlook upon the world, looking ahead towards the temporal horizon
and brainstorming new methods which would help us reach it faster and
more efficiently by the day. Recent years have seen a rise in
technological startup companies with these innovative thinkers at the
helm. The Provincial Government of Jakarta has noticed these seeds of
progress and aims to nurture them into something greater through the
spirit of collaboration. As such, the Provincial Government has formed
partnerships with several of these startups, among which is Nodeflux.
[Jakarta X Startups: Collaboration in The Time of Pandemic]
Founded by Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) graduates,
Nodeflux is a shining example of these technology startups led by
innovative young minds. Established in 2016 as a startup specializing in
Big Data analysis, Nodeflux has now become the first and largest vision
artificial intelligence company in Indonesia. Nodeflux and the
Provincial Government signed a mutual MoU last September 2019, in hopes
that their collaborative efforts will bring large strides in turning
Jakarta into a Smart City. Since then, this partnership has resulted in
many programs and plans with the use of vision-based AI, Visionaire. The
following are some of their fruits of labor:
The Jakarta Tax Initiative aims to use Visionaire’s license
plate recognition capabilities to optimize the locally-generated
revenue and vehicle tax of each registered vehicle. Potential
locally-generated revenues are projected to reach IDR169 million.
With the abundance of cars and motorcycles zooming through
Jakarta’s streets, the Visionaire License Plate Recognition &
Vehicle Counting Classification can be used to accurately calculate as
well as categorize the vehicles of Jakarta citizens. This may also
identify whether or not a vehicle is obeying the Odd-Even rule on a
An abundance of motor vehicles, unfortunately, results in
an abundance of air pollution. Nodeflux intends to use the Vehicle
Counting Classification system to relate the number of vehicles in the
streets to the severity of air pollution in Jakarta.
Using the Visionaire Waste Monitoring and Water Level
Management system, waste blockage and water levels in Jakarta’s water
gates and rivers will be closely monitored as a prevention method or an
early warning system for potential flooding. Sensors placed on the CCTV
cameras along Jakarta’s main rivers will send warning signals if the
water surface level rises above normal. This way, flooding risks can be
mitigated more efficiently.
By installing cameras in TransJakarta stops along with the
implementation of Visionaire, citizens can know how many people are at
the stops at any given time as well as an extra security measure in case
of vehicle intrusion.
Similarly, the use of the Visionaire People Counting, Crowd
Estimation, and Face Recognition can detect how many people are in each
MRT station and the number of passengers inside each MRT carriage.
The implementation of Crowd Analytics will be very useful
in assisting the municipal police (Satpol PP) in patrolling the city
streets, and the Sidewalk Vending Acquisition system will help in
identifying unauthorized streetside vendors. A Face Recognition Command
Center is planned to be built in Satpol PP headquarters.
Amidst the pandemic raging across the country, Nodeflux
proposes several ways Visionaire may assist during these times. Among
which are detecting the distance between pedestrians to ensure the
physical distancing rules of 1 meter are upheld, as well as facial
recognition to detect whether or not a citizen is wearing a mask while
outdoors. In addition, graphs of data regarding the development of
COVID-19 in Jakarta can be seen in the Data Visualization sub-menu on the Jakarta COVID-19 Response website.
[Jakarta during pandemic through data and numbers]
The possibilities for implementing vision-based AI are
endless. Hopefully, these technologies will continue to improve the
quality of life of every citizen. Expect more results of the Jakarta
Provincial Government and Nodeflux collaboration in the coming years as
Jakarta advances further into becoming a Smart City.
Penulis dan penerjemah alumni Universitas Bina Nusantara, dengan pengalaman internasional di University of Bradford, UK dan Deakin University, Australia.
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