Coping with a crisis – ejinsight

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Coping with a crisis

 

Earlier this month, Hong Kong almost ground to a standstill due to widespread transport disruptions amid the anti-government protests. People living in the New Territories had to spend six hours commuting to work, while those living along the MTR lines in Kowloon had to spend two to three times extra hours to reach Central. Traffic was paralyzed, schools had to suspend classes, emergency services were affected, and the working class whose pay is based on hourly or daily rate suffered a lot. Amid such situations, we cannot emphasize enough the importance of having accurate and updated information on various aspects concerning people’s daily lives.

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Blockchain may be a solution for two problems of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – Harbour Times

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Blockchain may be a solution for two problems of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

 

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are expected to be a place for showcasing many new technologies. Beyond showcasing tech for just showing off, one promising technology could actually provide a solution for two major problems facing Olympic organisers.

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「斑馬」初創 穩中求勝 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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「斑馬」初創 穩中求勝

 

今年8月在美國《國家科學院院刊》(PNAS)上,刊登了史丹福大學和一個私募基金合作的研究,指出全球有69.1萬億美元(約539萬億港元)包括避險基金、房地產、私募股權投資等的金融資產,其中只有不足1.3%由女性或非白種男性負責管理,因此產生許多不平等現象。無怪乎近年有一個稱為「斑馬運動」的興起,它由女性和非白人高科技企業家號召。「斑馬」初創是指這些公司既黑且白,即兼具兩個目標:一要有盈利,二要解決社會問題,而不是如「獨角獸」(估值至少10億美元或78億港元)般,以顛覆舊經濟為目標。

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機場智能化趨勢 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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機場智能化趨勢

 

今年9月,國際機場協會(ACI)發布2018年全球機場在客運、貨運和航班起降量的報告。香港國際機場在全球貨運量蟬聯冠軍,客運量也維持第八位,令港人自豪。不過,報告卻特別點名另一個機場,指它在客貨運都有顯著進步,這在競爭激烈的國際航運中並不多見──那就是美國洛杉磯國際機場(LAX)。它的貨運量由前年的13位,攀升3級至去年的第十位;客運也由第五升上第四位,與香港機場各有千秋。能交出這樣亮麗的成績,LAX近年的全面現代化功不可沒。

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Getting ready for the future – ejinsight

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Getting ready for the future

 

In the face of uncertainties in Hong Kong and the world, I try to make some predictions in my latest book “Are You Future Ready?". Among the forecasts is that within 10 years we could have dedicated dashboards that would summarize information, based on our individual interests, from various smart devices, including watches, spectacles, toilets, steering wheels of cars, etc. The system can also add unstructured data like Chinese medicine handwriting diagnosis and western medicine list to monitor health in a holistic manner. Prediction on health risks can be made accordingly.

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Making a collaborative effort to shape our future – Harbour Times

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Making a collaborative effort to shape our future

 

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Faculty of Science of the University of Hong Kong (HKU). As a graduate, apart from setting up the “Winnie S M Tang Scholarship in Applied Artificial Intelligence" for outstanding students of the new interdisciplinary degree program in Applied Artificial Intelligence, I also want to dedicate my upcoming book to the Faculty in celebration of its anniversary.

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