Chongqing - The fourth annual "Tianma Cup" National College Science and Technology Innovation Competition, centered on "Unleashing the Infinite Potential with AI," occurred recently in Chongqing's Liangjiang New Area, Southwest China.
Twenty-eight teams from 25 distinguished universities, such as Tsinghua University, the University of Science and Technology of China, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, demonstrated their novel accomplishments in the realm of digital humans during the competition's final round.
The 28 teams, comprised of a total of 80 contestants, vigorously competed in the 2D Digital Human Driving, 3D Digital Human Driving, and Natural Language Processing (NLP) categories to determine the first, second, and third prize winners, along with honorable mentions. The winners will also receive opportunities from the competition's organizer, Mashang Consumer Finance Co., Ltd. (MSCF), in recognition of their exceptional efforts and innovative spirit.
Numerous experts and scholars specializing in advanced technology fields offered advice for the growth of digital humans and the creation of a digital Chongqing alongside the participating students and attendees.
A surprise guest by the name of "Ma Xiaoxiao" made an appearance at the opening ceremony. "Ma Xiaoxiao" is a self-created digital employee by MSCF and represents the first virtual digital individual in China's consumer finance industry.
According to Jiang Ning, Vice President and CIO of MSCF, the newest generation of artificial intelligence provides substantial support for the development of digital China. Jiang further noted that digital content creation, as a simulation and extension of the real world, will reformulate the production relationship between man and machine. It will cater to the era's need for human-machine interaction and become a pivotal factor in leading the innovation ecosystem and propelling digital civilization.
"Chongqing's digital development requires the strengthening of talent cultivation and industrial leadership," said Xiang Tao, Vice Dean, Professor, and doctoral supervisor of the School of Computer Science at Chongqing University.
Xiang emphasized that the cultivation of talent necessitates the combination of attracting and developing local talents. He suggested that Chongqing should implement a series of talent policies to entice more high-end talents and industry leaders to stay in the city.
Cheng Wendi, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Working Committee and Secretary of the CPC Political and Legal Affairs Committee of Liangjiang New Area indicated that Chongqing is quickening the construction of a national-level science and technology innovation center, with Liangjiang New Area serving as the key hub for Chongqing's economic growth and technological innovation.
The area is also in the process of developing a high-standard Liangjiang Collaborative Innovation Zone, which will act as the central carrier for building a national-level science and technology innovation center.
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