Using science & technology index to monitor govt administration – EJ Insight

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Recently, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang pointed out that the mainland should accelerate the development of high-tech-focused “new infrastructure initiative", such as 5G networks, big data and artificial intelligence, as well as upgrade and “smarten" existing infrastructure. The Nikkei Asian Review quoted a report released in March by the government-backed think tank China Center for Information Industry Development (CCID), estimating that the mainland will invest at least RMB17 trillion (about HK$18.5 trillion) in more than 800 projects in the next five years, including 73 projects in Guangdong Province, such as autonomous driving and smart ports. The article also listed the key companies involved in these projects, Hong Kong is basically missing the opportunity brought by these huge infrastructure project, except for the artificial intelligence (AI) startup SenseTime. How can we not be disappointed!

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Can a robot be the boss? – EJ Insight

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Computers in Human Behavior, an academic journal on human-computer interaction, published an interesting article titled “When computers take the lead: The automation of leadership". It describes how computers today have taken over work traditionally handled by human boss, such as scheduling duty and dispatching tasks.

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Why AI applications are not widely accepted in healthcare sector – ejinsight

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In a recent article, Professor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu of the Chinese University of Hong Kong referred to the vast amount of data collected by advanced diagnostic technology. For example, capsule endoscopy can complete an entire small intestine examination, in contrast to using endoscopic lens, and take more than 5,000 images in a six-hour operation. 繼續閱讀

The mystery of Hong Kong’s lack of AI manpower – Smart Cities World Forums

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Artificial intelligence (Al) is regarded as a key to drive the world’s future development. Although Europe and the United States are dominated by private enterprises, while the Mainland China is led by national entities, the core of AI formation, in fact, is rested on available top-notch talent. The 2017 Global AI Talent White Paper released by the Tencent Research Institute in December last year stated that there are approximately 300,000 AI researchers and practitioners in the world, while the market demand for AI talent is in millions. In the first 10 months of 2017, the demand for AI talent was twice of that in 2016. The report suggests that the bottleneck is education – though there are 20,000 graduates from related disciplines each year, the number is far from adequate to meet the demand. 繼續閱讀

AI專才有價有市 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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以往我們提到人工智能(Al),總想到一些牽涉抽象思維的活動,如捉圍棋、無人駕駛、分秒間篩選海量資料等,但要Al機械人在繁忙的鬧巿穿梭,又或像人類般靈巧地組裝一件家具卻甚為困難。因此,早前Tesla的馬斯克在Twitter中談到,車廠產能之所以遠低於預期是因為高估了機械人和自動化的能力,他直言「人類是被低估了」。 繼續閱讀