Chinese sci-fi writer Liu Cixin joins AI tech firm SenseTime
Published: Jul 11, 2021 12:01 PM
Liu Cixin File photo: IC

Liu Cixin File photo: IC

Chinese science-fiction writer Liu Cixin, author of The Three-Body Problem, and recipient of Hugo Award, announced at the 2021 World Artificial Intelligence Conference that he is joining artificial intelligence (AI) start-up SenseTime as the director of the Science Fiction Planet Research Center.

The announcement came as SenseTime partnered with The Three-Body Universe, copyright owner of The Three-Body Problem, to explore the new paradigm of "AI + Science Fiction" as well as create an innovative and immersive offline entertainment experience. 

Liu said via video link at the forum that AI is an accelerator track for those with imagination and can promote the development of science and technology, ultimately leading to the advancement of humanity. 

"The Sci-Fi empowered by SenseTime's AI technology will become an immersive world, which welcomes everyone to experience the vastness of the universe, the insignificance of human beings, and the infinite possibilities in the future."

Xu Li, Co-founder and CEO of SenseTime, introduced SenseCore AI Infrastructure at the forum. By integrating three layers - computing power, platforms and algorithms - it aims to create a new paradigm of technology advancement, by achieving efficient, low-cost, and highly scalable AI innovation and empowerment.

Global Times