China is adopting AI as a part of its Smart City transformation strategies. “City Brain” created by Alibaba Cloud, has been adopted by six local governments in China. This AI system mines data from traffic signals surveillance cameras, government authorities and also face recognition startup Face++. City brain analyses the fed data and then issues commands to improve traffic flow. In Hangzhou in East China, where it controls a considerable amount of traffic lights, it has optimized traffic speed up to 20%. Read more..