Liu Cixin Partners With Chinese AI Giant on ‘Three-Body’ Experience

SenseTime plans to adapt the Hugo Award-winning author’s sci-fi series into an “immersive entertainment” product.

China’s most popular sci-fi author, Liu Cixin, says he’s working with a leading artificial intelligence company to bring his work closer to fans than ever before.

SenseTime, a Beijing-headquartered AI firm, plans to adapt Liu’s award-winning novel “The Three-Body Problem” and its sequels into an “offline immersive entertainment” experience, the author announced Friday at the 2021 World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai.

“The Three-Body Problem” — an epic sci-fi tale charting humanity’s attempts to fend off an alien invasion — has become a global hit in recent years. The novel has been translated into 26 languages, and has been adapted into an anime series, TV show, and movie in China. Last year, Netflix also announced plans to turn the book into a TV series.

It remains unclear exactly what form the immersive “Three-Body” experience will take. In a video presentation announcing the project, Liu gave few details. “AI can already turn many concepts and stories into reality,” he said.

Chinese technology companies have shown growing interest in creating immersive and virtual reality entertainment products in recent months. Continue to read the full article here

– This article originally appeared on Sixth Tone.