齊來為未來打拚! – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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齊來為未來打拚!

 

母校香港大學理學院今年成立80周年,作為畢業生,除了略盡綿力,為新開辦的應用人工智能跨學院學位課程成立一個微小的獎學金「鄧淑明應用人工智能獎學金」,給予表現出眾的同學;也打算把今年出版、以迎接未來為主題的拙著,送給學院誌慶。

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Strength assessment is key to success of smart city devt – ejinsight

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Strength assessment is key to success of smart city devt

 

Philippines and Indonesia are rich in natural resources but face common problems such as severe traffic congestion and air pollution amid an urbanization trend. Given the issues, questions arise as to how such countries should proceed when it comes to smart city development? What should be done at the very beginning to ensure the success of smart city implementation?

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如何令長者出行無阻 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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如何令長者出行無阻

 

統計處推算,十多年後的2036年,65歲以上的長者會超過人口三成,而且情況更會維持至少30年。

 

長者即使行動不便也須保持和外界接觸,才可保身心康泰。巴士的兩元乘車優惠誠然是德政,可是,抵達目的地後,如果欠缺無障礙通道和洗手間等設施,肯定令不少長者和殘疾人士敗興而回。

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提升智能道路網 帶動數碼經濟 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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提升智能道路網 帶動數碼經濟

 

政府提出在2022年或之前發展「空間數據共享平台」(CSDI),便利各政府部門之間及企業分享地理空間數據。立法會發展事務委員會早前就「空間數據共享平台及三維數碼地圖的發展」展開討論。在討論文件中,發展局提出要開設新的空間數據辦事處,工作包括推出入門網站,對此辦事處的職能,我有一些疑問。

 

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Strengthening urban resilience to natural disasters – ejinsight

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Strengthening urban resilience to natural disasters

 

Given the global warming problem, what will the world look like, say, in 100 years?

 

Recently, a group of researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley, explored how global temperatures, sea level, rainfall patterns, etc, have affected human lifespans, crop yields, violent crimes and productivity in the past; and then estimated the impact of rising temperature on human behavior, health and the economy in the coming 100 years.

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Smart city: know thyself! – Harbour Times

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Smart city: know thyself!

 

IDC, the research institute pointed out that by 2022, the Asia-Pacific region will be the global leader in developing smart city environments, with spending accounting for more than 40% of the world’s expenditure, reaching above US$60 billion (more than HK$500 billion). South East Asian governments are ready to spend on smart cities – and Hong Kong may have solid experience to share about how they can prioritise their budgets. It begins with knowing your assets, then generating data that can be used for smart planning. If Hong Kong keeps the data flowing, it can continue to lead in implementation of smart city solutions and sell them to those that follow across Asia.

 

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提升都市抗災力有法 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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提升都市抗災力有法

隨着全球暖化,100年後世界會是怎樣的景象?

 

近日一群來自美國芝加哥大學、加州大學柏克萊分校等的研究員,探索到底溫度、海水高度、降雨模式等如何在以往影響人類壽命、農作物產量、暴力罪行、生產力等;然後再估算百年之後,溫度持續上升對人類行為、健康和經濟的影響。

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Huge business opportunity for HK in smart city services – ejinsight

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Huge business opportunity for HK in smart city services

 

According to Frost & Sullivan, smart city global market potential on initiatives pertaining to sectors such as transportation, healthcare, construction, energy, infrastructure and governance, can reach as much as US$1.5 trillion in total, close to the GDP of South Korea, Russia or Australia.

 

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智慧城市發展:看得遠、從小做、落地快 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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智慧城市發展:看得遠、從小做、落地快

 

上星期在北京參加第五屆「中國智慧城市博覽會」,3天活動雲集了政府、企業和中外專家逾1000人,不少演講都具前瞻性。其中我深有共鳴的,是中國科學院院士、中國工程院院士李德仁的主題演講「新型智慧城市的新理念」,這些理念包括:

 

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