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Huawei showcases AI's power by completing symphony

Huawei used AI to complete the final two movements of Schubert's famous 'Unfinished Symphony'.

The English Session Orchestra teamed up with the tech firm to demonstrate the capabilities of Artificial Intelligence by finishing 'Symphony No. 8' in front of a live audience with musician Myleene Klass hosting the evening at London's iconic Cadogan Hall.

The 66-piece orchestra performed to an audience of over 250 guests, including models Erin O'Connor, Laura Whitmore and Daisy Lowe, actor Luke Pasqualino and singer Nicola Roberts.

Huawei's completed version of Schubert's Symphony No. 8 - which had been left incomplete for 197 years - was created by running an Artificial Intelligence model benefitting directly from the processing power of the dual NPU (Neural Processing Unit) in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphone - designed specifically with AI-based tasks in mind.

Analysing the timbre, pitch and meter of the existing first and second movements of the symphony, the AI model then generated the melody for the final, missing third and fourth movements.

Huawei joined forces with Emmy award-winning composer Lucas Cantor to arrange an orchestral score from the melody that stayed true to the style of Schubert's unfinished masterpiece.

It's just one of the many titles Huawei has come up with for AI so far, from teaching it to drive a car, translat the sounds of humpback whales into a love song, and positively change the lives of deaf children through StorySign. With Unfinished Symphony,

To find out more and see how Huawei completed Shubert's Symphony No. 8 with AI, please visit www.unfinished-symphony.com.

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