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

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Future Education: From STEM to STEAM – Harbour Times

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Recently, the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong, established by Professor Tsui Lap-chee, published Science, Technology and Mathematics Education in the Development of the Innovation and Technology Ecosystem of Hong Kong Report, which explored STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education from different perspectives. In fact, STEM education is a hot topic among secondary teachers, university professors and school principals in recent years. It is gratifying to see these educators putting forward their views on STEM education. 繼續閱讀

The language of progress – South China Morning Post

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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

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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

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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

學生活用IT科技 助化解氣候變化危機 – 信報財經新聞,StartUpBeat

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氣候變化不是遙遠的事,相信大家對今年1月大帽山結冰,很多人被困山上還記憶猶新。2015年底全球195個國家通過並於今年11月生效的《巴黎協定》,就是希望合力應對氣候變化。一如其他國際城市,香港在未來幾十年也須減少碳排放。氣候變化那樣宏大的題目,學生究竟可以發揮什麼作用呢?科技又可以扮演什麼角色?

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