Chengdu, China, November 1, 2023 (PROTEXT/PRNewswire) – The winners of the Wukong-Huahua AI Fine-Tuning and Application Competition on the theme of “Science Fiction and Creativity” received an award from Huawei at the “Science Fiction vs Science Fact” salon. , held at the Science Fiction Museum in Chengdu. The salon was organized by Huawei as part of the 81st World Science Fiction Conference. Salon panelists included Wang Jinkang, director of the China Writers Association Science Fiction Research Center, 2016 and 2023 Hugo Award winner Nnedi Okorafor, Galaxy Award and China Nebula Award winner Jü Kchun, and director of Huawei’s MindSpore open source community Chu Siao-man.
During the Wukong-Huahua AI Fine-Tuning and Application Competition, teams from around the world either fine-tuned the Wukong-Huahua model and created AI-generated content (AIGC) works, or created applications based on the model. In the end, six teams placed first and second.
The Wukong-Huahua Foundation model is a diffuse model that can generate images based on Chinese text. The model combines the MindSpore AI framework and Ascend Atlas hardware. It was trained on the Wukong dataset, which is the largest multimodal open dataset in Chinese in the world. The model can generate very high quality images showing different scenes in different styles.
Science fiction and technological progress have long been in symbiosis. As science fiction inspires generations of entrepreneurs and investors to create and support more innovative technological products, new scientific and technological advances in turn inspire fiction creators to imagine ever more complex and compelling worlds.
Huawei’s Chu Xiaoman spoke at the salon about how new technologies such as foundation models are being applied to creative fields such as science fiction. Previously, the community used AI technology to better observe and analyze the world, but recent advances in AI have increased its ability to generate and create content. AIGC technology is developing rapidly and has seen extensive use in science fiction. He stated specifically: “We should focus on how technology can help solve real-world problems, not see it as a source of unhappiness.”
Yu Kchun also said that technology has fundamentally changed our world. With new technologies emerging every day, he pointed out that there is an urgent need for theoretical breakthroughs in basic science and technology that companies like Huawei must translate into real-world applications if we hope to harness the technology’s full potential.
Dr. Nnedi Okorafor spoke about the importance of science fiction in Africa, specifically its influence on local technological development. He believes that works of science fiction are the result of a globalized creative mind and that African science fiction literature is a vehicle through which people can imagine the future and explore how technology is likely to affect our society, economy and politics.
In the future, Huawei will continue to support the development of science fiction, strengthen its technological strengths, and use the power of technology to make more science fiction ideas come true. Huawei will continue to explore the endless frontiers of science and technology, openly cooperate with the rest of the world, and apply ICT technologies in all industries. By providing digital, intelligent and green solutions, Huawei strives to create added value for the industry and bring the benefits of technology to everyone.
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