Disabilities is no bar to dignity – South China Morning Post

SCMP_30Apr2017s

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A government survey in 2013 put the number of people with disabilities in Hong Kong at around 600,000, some 10 per cent of the total population. These people are also often in low-income groups, as it is difficult for them to find jobs. In Hong Kong, over 500,000 are unemployed, or more than 80 per cent of people with disabilities. 繼續閱讀

河套吸引人才 振興香港經濟 – 信報財經新聞,StartUpBeat

HKEJ_28Mar2017s

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日前李超人談及香港GDP佔全國的比率已跌到只得2%,隨即引起關注,成為熱話。事實上,遠的不說,與香港鄰近的廣州近年經濟高速發展,GDP已超越香港。廣州市長指主要原因是以重大項目配合創新科技拉動增長。因此我對「港深創新及科技園」格外期待;這個落馬洲河套區面積達87公頃(4個半維園大小),主打創科。不過,如何落實才可協助振興香港經濟? 繼續閱讀

Promote coding education in Hong Kong – ComputerWorld Hong Kong

ComputerWorld_28Mar2017s

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Last year, Goldman Sachs laid off 600 traders and replaced them with computer programs and 200 computer engineers. People then realized the gravity of the problem of machines replacing humans. Some futurists even predict that many professions, such as doctor, teacher, accountant, architect, lawyer, and pastor could one day be replaced by machines which are able to provide expert service. This is worrying for the workforce and parents. 繼續閱讀

冀新特首利用4P 谷創科減對立 – 香港經濟日報

HKET_24Mar2017s

 

後天,香港就會選出新一任的特首;而近期選舉活動已經進入戲肉,可惜的是,到目前為止創科發展未有成為是次選舉的熱門題目。未來特首施政如要達致活化本港經濟和促進年輕人向上流動這兩大目標,必須推動創科發展,以智慧城市概念為基礎創造新經濟模式,並著力透過土地、人才及資金三方面去施行以下策略: 繼續閱讀

The language of progress – South China Morning Post

SCMP_24Feb2017s

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Parents are extraordinarily anxious today. The media keeps talking about how some occupations will become obsolete and jobs will be lost. Professor Richard Susskind, a futurist, IT expert and lawyer, co-authored The Future of the Professions with his economist son. They suggested that technology such as telepresence and artificial intelligence could make expert advice so easily available that many of the currently highly respected professions, like doctor, teacher, accountant and even pastor, could gradually be replaced by machines. 繼續閱讀

展望預算案創科內容 – 信報財經新聞,StartUpBeat

HKEJ_20Feb2017s

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財政司司長陳茂波即將宣讀2017至2018年度《財政預算案》,據多家會計師行估計,上年度財政盈餘將高達700億至800億元,遠高於原先預計;因此它們都呼籲政府善用盈餘來發展經濟、改善民生,尤其集中培育初創企業,推動創新及科技發展。 繼續閱讀

別讓編程輸在起跑線 – 信報財經新聞,StartUpBeat

HKEJ_15Feb2017s

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今時今日做家長真的格外焦慮。不是嗎?傳媒天天在?消失的職業、10年內被淘汰的工種。著名的未來學家、英格蘭及威爾斯首席大法官IT顧問Richard Susskind教授,與經濟學家兒子合著的《未來的職業》一書中,提出透過科技,如「網真」(Telepresence)(即以高解像視像會議,跟身處遠方的人士溝通,感覺只有咫尺之遙)、人工智能(AI)等技術,可為我們提供專家級的意見,因而令今天許多備受尊崇的專業,包括醫生、教師、會計師、建築師、律師,甚至牧師等都會逐漸由機器取代。 繼續閱讀