Hong Kong lags behind in opening up data – ejinsight



My trip to the United States to participate in the Esri User Conference in July was very fruitful. The five-day conference showcased new geographic information system (GlS) applications for 18,000 GIS users around the world. Some countries are taking advantage of information technology to gap-jump their development, which is very impressive. 繼續閱讀


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



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

天文台公開數據叫好堪借鑑 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat



近日看到天文台用趣味方式介紹氣象冷知識,從三號風球下飛行服務隊的行動安排,到日本的飛機去程和回程所需時間不一的原因等,近日一則談到黃色暴雨為什麼也會水浸,內容幽默生動,贏得坊間不少讚賞。 繼續閱讀

Why we need a spatial data sharing platform – ejinsight



Early last year, I started teaching a Master’s degree program for students from different professions, backgrounds, and nationalities at the University of Hong Kong on how smart cities can improve people’s lives through technology. This is the second year of the course. In the last lesson at the end of April, the students had to choose a smart city to analyze its characteristics and compare it with Hong Kong, and most importantly, to make recommendations for the development of our city. 繼續閱讀

港發展智慧城市須符特色 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat



去年初重踏教壇,跟來自不同行業、背景和國籍的碩士學生,一起在香港大學研討智慧城市如何以科技改善生活,今年已是第二屆。來到4月底的最後一課,同學要選一個城市分析它的特性,再跟香港對比,看看可以借鑑之處。 繼續閱讀

Are you ready for autonomous vehicles? – ITU News



Many of the world’s major automobile manufacturers and top tech companies are pursuing plans to launch autonomous vehicles (AVs). Despite the recent Uber crash in the United States, I believe AV safety can be improved and that autonomous vehicles will be an epoch-making trend that will bring tremendous changes to our lifestyle. 繼續閱讀

Tech funding: How to spend the money wisely – ejinsight



The Hong Kong government, in its recent budget, has allocated more than HK$50 billion to promote the growth of innovative and technology enterprises. The spending, up five-fold compared to such outlay in the previous budget, is impressive. But we don’t know yet the details of the fund allocation. 繼續閱讀