💡 Inside AI Weekly Roundup: The Top Seven Stories You Need To Know:
- Russian computer vision startup NtechLab is expanding its facial recognition system to an additional 10 Russian cities.
- Amsterdam and Helsinki have launched open records to show the public how they're using AI algorithms, the first major cities in the world to do so.
- A new AI partnership aims to make VMware's data center managing software work better with Nvidia's AI and deep learning chips.
- UCLA professor Zhu Songchun, known for his work in computer vision, robotics, and cognitive AI, has reportedly moved to China to lead Peking University's Institute for Artificial Intelligence.
- The Pentagon should prioritize AI and other emerging technologies, which are making traditional battlefields "increasingly irrelevant," according to a congressional panel report.
- Google announced a new smart speaker called Nest Audio and the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a (5G) smartphones, which will have some new AI-enabled features.
- New plans have come forward for an AI-powered smart city in China, which has its first phase under construction since April.