CHENGDU, China, Oct. 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Winners of the Wukong-Huahua AI Fine-Tuning and Application Competition, themed “Science Fiction and Creativity,” received awards from Huawei at the “Science Fiction vs Science Fact” Salon held at the Chengdu Science Fiction Museum. The Salon was hosted by Huawei during the 81st World Science Fiction Convention. The Salon’s panelists included Director of the China Science Writers Association’s Science Fiction Creation Research Center Wang Jinkang, Winner of the 2016 and 2023 Hugo Awards Nnedi Okorafor, and Winner of the Galaxy Award and Chinese Nebula Awards Yu Kun, as well as the Director of Huawei’s open source MindSpore Community Hu Xiaoman.
During the Wukong-Huahua AI Fine-Tuning and Application Competition, teams from around the world either fine-tuned the Wukong-Huahua model to create AI-generated content (AIGC) works or created applications based on the model. In the end, six teams stood out to win the first and second awards.
The Wukong-Huahua foundation model is a diffusion model that can generate images based on Chinese text. The model combines the MindSpore AI framework and Ascend Atlas hardware. It has been trained on the Wukong Dataset, which is the largest multi-modal, Chinese-language open source dataset in the world. The model can generate high-quality images depicting different scenes in a variety of styles.
Science fiction and technological advancement have long had a symbiotic relationship. While science fiction has encouraged generations of entrepreneurs and investors to create and support more innovative tech products, new scientific and technological advances have in turn prompted fiction creators to imagine ever more complex and compelling worlds.
Huawei’s Hu Xiaoman spoke at the Salon about how emerging technologies like foundation models are being applied in creative fields like the sci-fi literature. AI technology formerly was used by the community to better observe and analyze the world, but recent advancements in AI have turbocharged the technology’s ability to generate and create content. AIGC technology is rapidly maturing and has seen in-depth use in science fiction. According to Hu: “We should focus on what benefit technology can bring in tackling real-world problems, rather than see it as a source of misfortune.”
Yu Kun also said that technology has changed our world in profound ways. As new technologies emerge every day, he cautioned that theoretical breakthroughs in foundational science and technology are urgently needed and must be translated into real-world applications by companies like Huawei if we hope to unlock the technology’s full potential.
Dr. Nnedi Okorafor talked about the significance of science fiction in Africa, and specifically the impact it had on local technological development. She believes that science fiction works are the result of globalized creative thinking and that African science fiction provides a medium through which people can envision the future and explore how technology is likely to shape our society, economy, and politics.
In future, Huawei will continue to support the development of science fiction, enhance its technological strengths, and harness the power of technology to turn more science fiction ideas into reality. Huawei will also continue to explore the endless frontiers of science and technology, openly cooperate with the rest of the world, and apply ICT technology to all industries. By providing digital, intelligent, and green solutions, Huawei strives to create added value for industries and bring the benefit of technology to all.
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Global Methane Hub Announces the Enteric Fermentation Research & Development Accelerator, a $200M Agricultural Methane Mitigation Funding Initiative
The Largest-Ever Globally Coordinated Funding Investment in Livestock Methane Mitigation Research Announced at the COP28 Business & Philanthropy Climate Forum
The public, private and philanthropic partnership includes Bezos Earth Fund, Quadrature Climate Fund, Gerstner Philanthropies, High Tide Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Zegar Family Foundation, Danone and more
DUBAI, UAE, Dec. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Today, at COP28, the Global Methane Hub (GMH) announced a more than $200 million funding initiative between public, private and philanthropic partners including the Bezos Earth Fund, Quadrature Climate Fund, Gerstner Philanthropies, High Tide Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Zegar Family Foundation, Danone, the Governments of Ireland, New Zealand and the United States, for research and development (R&D) technologies to meaningfully address and reduce methane emissions from livestock.
The Enteric Fermentation R&D Accelerator, or Accelerator, is the largest-ever, globally coordinated investment of breakthrough research tackling livestock methane emissions. The Global Methane Hub announced the intention to establish the Accelerator at COP27 as an AIM for Climate Innovation Sprint. The Accelerator will unite funders, guided by a science oversight committee, to invest in a globally coordinated research plan. This strategy aims to address gaps in current research and enhance existing efforts. The strategy includes work on exploring new and alternate livestock feed additives, tools to breed low-methane livestock, immunological studies for a methane vaccine, understanding the organisms in the rumen and their functions, and lowering the costs of measurement, essential to generate evidence for regulatory approval and validation of mitigation technologies.
About 40% of the world’s methane emissions come from agriculture, and 70% of that is due to enteric fermentation. This process happens in cows’ digestive systems when sugars are broken down into methane and released through belching. Unfortunately, current research on enteric fermentation is not extensive or coordinated enough to provide efficient and transformative solutions to significantly benefit farmers.
This is the latest milestone to mark the impact GMH is having on global methane reduction efforts since its founding in December 2021.
“The Accelerator is a prime example of the role philanthropy can play in driving substantive climate action and strategically aligning the key players working to solve the most pressing issue of our time,” said Hayden Montgomery, Agriculture Program Director at the Global Methane Hub. “With this effort to synchronize and consolidate public-good research on enteric methane, we aim to make multiple solutions to reduce enteric methane available quickly and provide proof of the efficacy of livestock mitigation technologies.”
“We know that cattle are responsible for most agricultural methane emissions. Promising technological and scientific solutions exist, but for too long, monetary and regulatory barriers have slowed progress and prevented critical research,” said Andy Jarvis, Director of Future of Food at the Bezos Earth Fund. “The Global Methane Hub’s Enteric Methane R&D Accelerator stands to change all of this, unlocking the resources needed to discover and develop low-cost solutions that will dramatically reduce methane emissions from livestock by 2030.”
“Through the Accelerator, we are poised to make a significant impact in driving innovation towards solutions to reduce enteric methane globally,” said Richard Lawrence, director and co-founder of High Tide Foundation. “I would like to thank Danone for stepping up as the first corporation committed to the Accelerator and I encourage others to do the same.”
“As a dairy company, curbing methane emissions is the fastest and most impactful way to slow down global warming,” said Olivier Verdelet, Vice-President Agriculture Cycle at Danone. “To do so, collaboration will be instrumental as we seek for new solutions, speed and sizable impacts. We are eager to collaborate with the Global Methane Hub and other partners to accelerate and test scalable innovations in the field. We believe this will help us build a sustainable, future-fit dairy category that is at the core of our mission to bring health through food to as many people as possible.”
Agricultural methane is projected to increase 40% by 2050. We would have to reduce emissions by 50% in order to meet the accords of the Paris Agreement to keep the global temperature rise to a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius. Reducing methane emissions from all sectors, including agriculture, is the fastest way to mitigate climate change.
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Digital Printing for Tableware Market worth $452 million by 2029 – Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™
CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Digital Printing for Tableware market is projected to reach USD 452 million by 2029 from USD 326 million in 2024; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2024 to 2029 according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets™. Heightened interest in sustainable printing practices, escalating needs within the foodservice sector, swift advancements in digital printing technology, and the accelerated prototyping and assessment of novel designs within the tableware industry are poised to propel the expansion of the Digital Printing for Tableware market.
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Digital Printing for Tableware Market Report Scope:
Market Revenue in 2024
$ 326 million
Estimated Value by 2029
$ 452 million
Poised to grow at a CAGR of 6.8%
Market Size Available for
Value (USD Million/Billion)
Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
By Application, Ink type and Region
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of World
Key Market Challenge
Compatibility with limited materials
Key Market Opportunities
Increasing demand from the in-plant market
Key Market Drivers
Rapid technological advancements in digital printers
This market exhibits a promising growth trajectory, buoyed by prospects like escalating demand from the in-plant market, substantial investment in digital printing-centric research and development endeavors, and the consequent decrease in per-unit printing costs facilitated by digital printers.
The Ceramic and porcelain application segment is expected to hold the largest market share of the digital printing for tableware market during the forecast period.
In 2023, the Ceramic and porcelain segment held the largest market share, and this pattern is expected to persist in the forecast period. Cutting edge ceramic digital printing technology for the tableware industry is expected to revolutionize the tableware industry during the forecast period. While digital printing for porcelain tableware combines precision and versatility allowing intricate designs to enable growth of the market. Digital printing for ceramic and porcelain tableware products involves the use of advanced printing technology to apply intricate and high-quality designs directly onto ceramic and porcelain surfaces. This modern printing method has become increasingly popular in the tableware industry due to its ability to offer customization, detailed graphics, and efficient production processes.
The UV Ink segment is expected to hold the largest market share of the digital printing for tableware market during the forecast period.
The use of UV ink in digital printing for the tableware industry is driven by its unique properties and advantages that cater to the specific requirements of decorating and customizing various tableware items, such as ceramics and porcelain. It offers rapid curing, color vibrancy, versatility in design, customization capabilities, durability, efficiency in production, and reduction in waste. Because of such advantages over other inks like ceramic ink, and solvent based ink, the UV ink type is expected to hold the largest market share.
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The North American region is expected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period.
During the forecast period, North America region is poised to experience the most significant growth in the digital printing for tableware market. The surge in consumer appetite for personalized tableware due to digital printing capabilities to deliver unique designs is expected to drive the market growth in the North American region. Also, presence of major companies such as Electronics for Imaging, Inc., Inkcups Now, Boston Industrial Solutions, Inc., and INX International Ink Co., in the North American region enables research and development activities in digital printing technologies benefitting the tableware industry owing to increase in the demand for customization of tableware products across the region.
Key Players Market
SACMI (Italy), Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (US), Inkcups Now (US), Mimaki Engineering Co., ltd. (Japan), Boston Industrial Solutions, Inc. (US), PROJECTA ENGINEERING S.R.L. (Italy), Engineered Printing Solutions (US), INX International Ink Co. (US), KERAjet (Spain), and Dip-Tech Digital Printing Technologies Ltd. (Israel) are key players in the digital printing for tableware companies.
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Syntax Unveils Expanded CxLink Backup Solution at AWS re:Invent 2023
Leading global solutions provider showcases new product support for Oracle cloud backup and recovery operations and achieves AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency
MONTREAL, Dec. 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Syntax Systems, a leading global technology solutions and services provider for cloud application implementation and management, announced Syntax CxLink Backup solution for Oracle databases at AWS re:Invent 2023. This is a strategic enhancement to its suite of solutions that now supports the Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN). CxLink Backup addresses a critical need for enterprise customers running Oracle databases, including SAP customers, as Oracle Database underpins more than 60% of SAP ERP Central Component customer implementations and RMAN integration options are limited.
Enterprise teams managing multiple clouds and stores of data, each with their own routine for proper storage, now have access to a cutting-edge tool to simplify backup and recovery processes as well as disaster recovery strategies. With CxLink Backup, customers now have access to several impactful functions that Oracle Recovery Manager fulfills:
Spares users the complexity of managing backup file details because it’s a module that streamlines and automates backup and recovery.Supports various backup types like full, incremental, differential, and image copies.Enhances backup efficiency and minimizes size with features like compression, parallel processing, and multisection.Ensures data security and reliability through validation, encryption, and cataloging of backups, as well as the ability to rectify corruption or errors.Offers flexible data restoration, including options like flashback, point-in-time recovery, and incomplete recovery, which allows recovery to any specific moment.”In today’s fast-paced digital world, backups are critical for enterprise applications,” said Ricardo Casanovas Ortega, VP of Product Innovation at Syntax. “Many enterprise teams are managing these processes from disparate sources and tools. Our latest features for CxLink Backup, unify and automate recovery processes, giving users a powerful tool that enhances reliability while minimizing complexity.”
In addition to revealing new capabilities in its CxLink solution, Syntax also announced its achievement of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Level 1 Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Competency and renewed its status in the AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner Program. These designations recognize and validate leading AWS Partner Network (APN) members that provide full lifecycle solutions to customers and who have met AWS’s requirements for a baseline of managed security services to protect and monitor essential AWS resources 24/7, known as Level 1 Managed Security Services.
“Syntax is very proud to now be part of the elite AWS Partners who have achieved the AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency,” said Christian Primeau, Global CEO of Syntax. “Our strategy is 3-pronged: operate-to-protect, monitor-to-respond and built-to-recover. We are focused on ensuring the integrity of applications running on AWS and the data they store and process. Achieving this AWS Competency designation is recognition of the work the Syntax team delivers and our growing relationship with AWS, which adds value across our entire portfolio.”
The Syntax portfolio offers a wide range of AWS solutions as an AWS Premier Tier Services Partner. Syntax previously achieved the AWS SAP Competency, AWS Oracle Competency, and AWS Migration Competency, and AWS MSP Partner designations and is a member of the AWS Well-Architected Partner Program.
About Syntax Syntax provides comprehensive technology solutions and trusted professional, advisory, and application management services to power businesses’ mission-critical applications in the cloud. With 50 years of experience and 800+ customers around the world, Syntax has deep expertise in implementing and managing multi-ERP deployments in secure private, public, hybrid, or multi-cloud environments. Syntax partners with SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards, AWS, Microsoft, and other global technology leaders to ensure customers’ applications are seamless, secure, and at the forefront of enterprise technology innovation. Learn more about Syntax at www.syntax.com.
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