Face Detection: One Solution for an Effective Monitoring

The Smart City Lab has worked on face detection and also developed a face check application. The idea of working on the application was to help managers to follow an easy way for management by marking attendance at office or detecting the stranger entering the building and to covertly track the movements.

Ratcheting up security using vehicle detection system

The Smart City Lab at National Center for Artificial Intelligence (NCAI) has successfully developed vehicle detection and classification module using Artificial Intelligence. Through this module, vehicles can be easily detected on the basis of two-wheeler and four-wheeler further classified as a truck, car or bicycle. The module will help to count the number and type of vehicles on road.


The Smart City Team is working on a traffic management system using Artificial Intelligence and IoT. The team conducted a detailed research on how traffic congestion financially affects an economy. They installed cameras on one of the busiest roads in Karachi – University Road – and visually observed the vicinity. The purpose was to calculate the difference between how much fuel vehicles consume during high traffic hours and how much do they consume during low traffic hours. It was found that vehicles consume twice as much fuel during high traffic hours, than what they do in low traffic hours.

Making strategic planning easy through Geographic Information Systems

At Smart City Lab, expert AI Engineers and Data Analysts are working together on different domains that will help solve problems commonly faced by citizens. The Engineers in the lab are constantly working on different techniques which can be used by organizations to achieve strategic planning. To accomplish this goal, the Smart City Lab is designing maps. These maps will be different from those commonly used, as these maps will not only be used to find locations but also extract information related to people, crime and environment.

IoT devices developed by the Smart City Lab are making Smart Irrigation cost effective

The latest technological advancement is making people more dependent on machines. The machines are designed in such a way that it can perform multiple functions using the Internet of Things (IoT), which helps in bringing the diverse information together. The Engineers at the Smart City Lab have developed the IoT devices that can be used to make the products cost efficient and improve its performance. These IoT devices are deployed as part of Aqua Agro - Smart Irrigation System. The IoT devices when deployed in the field, helps in the transfer of data through sensors from one device to another along with accumulated data uploading to internet by Central Hub Device. This is also known as the Wireless Sensors Network (WSN)....