地理空間資訊助研新冠疫情 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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香港近月爆發第三波新型冠狀病毒疫情,源頭不明個案甚多,令人擔憂。因此,喜見香港理工大學獲政府撥款進行相關研究,其中包括運用地理資訊系統(GIS)建立新冠病毒基因數據庫,透過全基因組測序,加上分析患者的發病時間、位置和外遊紀錄,希望找出社區傳播源頭。

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HK$500 million City I&T Grand Challenge opens unlimited business opportunities in geospatial information – Harbour Times

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Spatial data has great commercial and practical value which Hong Kong has yet to realise. Why doesn’t the government consider making use of the HK$500 million hackathon proposed two years ago by the Chief Executive to encourage real-life application of this data?

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協作機械人操作簡便受歡迎 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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疫情令香港重現了久違的工業生產,不過大家在電視看到有關本地口罩生產線的報道時,有否產生疑問:怎麼香港似乎都以人手製作為主,少見運用先進技術例如協作機械人(Cobot)來促進產量,加入新穎功能,配合無塵空間的運作?

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Re-industrializing HK with human-machine collaborative robots – EJ Insight

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More and more local companies have participated in manufacturing surgical masks in Hong Kong amid the pandemic. However, the production still requires considerable manual work as seen on TV news. I always wonder if the production process can be sped up further by applying more advanced technologies, adding more sophisticated features, and at the same time making it easier to attain a more hygienic environment for mask production.

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Unlocking the value of artificial intelligence requires people’s trust – Harbour Times

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Advanced technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI) can no doubt increase the competitiveness of businesses that use it, including the finance sector. But a smooth AI adoption journey requires not only technological know-how but also customer trust. But AI generates as much apprehension as it does anticipation and fear of its abuse is quickly growing. The benefits of AI may be stymied if consumer trust isn’t earned along the way.

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大學為金融科技發展出謀獻策 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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金管局去年底就香港銀行業運用人工智能(Al)發表研究報告,指出不少業界已經或計劃採用AI這種創新科技。不過,當前困難之一是人才不足,令發展裹足不前。經濟學人智庫(ElU)今年6月公布的全球調查顯示,超過八成的受訪銀行高層認為,要把Al發揮出來,一大重點是為現職員工升級轉型。

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Local universities help foster financial technology development – EJ Insight

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According to Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s study titled Reshaping Banking with Artificial Intelligence released at the end of last year, many banks in Hong Kong have adopted or plan to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) applications. However, one of the current obstacles is a lack of talent, which hindered the development.

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