In October 13, 2016, the Government of Hangzhou City declared “City Brain” Project which is an artificial intelligence (AI) hub to improve and regulate traffic condition throughout the city. The “City Brain” started with controlling the all traffic lights and improved traffic efficiency 11% in Hangzhou. The whole system was upgraded a few months later, the AI system was trained for two months and was able to recognized traffic jam, accidents and crimes. In Hangzhou City, there are 50 thousand cameras, the “City Brain” are able to monitor city traffic via these cameras and report to the traffic control center if traffic jam or accidents happen.
The “City Brain” was launched by Alibaba and Foxconn, they aimed to solve problems for city with teconology supported. The “City Brain” Project is also a test-mode for all Chinese city, if successful, the Hangzhou City will be a template for China, even for the world.