Huawei has announced a problem statement as part of a competition at the recent AI for Good Global Summit, the premier UN forum for open discussion on AI. Its goal is to increase awareness of the contribution of AI to the fight against climate change.
The International Telecommunication Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency are leading a group of United Nations agencies in a series of competitions designed to tap into the knowledge of the community and develop AI solutions for climate change.
The goal of the Huawei-organized 5G energy consumption modeling challenge is to create machine learning models that can lower the energy consumption of base stations made by any manufacturer. Academics from all around the world are urged to focus on this problem statement throughout the ensuing months.
The deadline for team registration is 30 September 2023, and it is now open. The top proposals will be chosen by a jury and then presented at the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at the end of this year.
The challenge’s coordinator, Huawei researcher Xi Zheng, stated that the company hopes to raise awareness of challenging problems in ICT, encourage researchers and experts worldwide to contribute to the maturity of useful solutions, and present how AI capabilities can be used to deal with real-life issues. She stated that winners would receive cash awards, internships at Huawei, and chances to work with the company.