開放地理數據促進新經濟 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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在新一份《財政預算案》中,政府落實投入3億元設立俗稱一站式數據超級市場的「空間數據共享平台」(CSDI), 令人欣喜。 繼續閱讀

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HK can take a lead in GBA – China Daily

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The central government has recently issued a master plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development to spur growth in Hong Kong, Macao and nine cities in Guangdong province including Guangzhou and Shenzhen — China’s Silicon Valley. The Bay Area is home to some 70 million people and has a combined GDP of about 10 trillion yuan ($1.49 trillion) in 2017, roughly equivalent to that of South Korea. 繼續閱讀

完善空間數據 港保大灣區龍頭地位 – 香港經濟日報

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國務院公布《粵港澳大灣區發展規劃綱要》(規劃綱要),是中央對總人口7,000萬人,包括香港、澳門以及廣州、深圳、珠海、佛山、惠州、東莞、中山、江門、肇慶等廣東省9個城市合作發展的策略。 繼續閱讀

Hong Kong lags behind in opening up data – ejinsight

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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

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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

天文台公開數據叫好堪借鑑 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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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

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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