2021年7月27日星期二

The FHKI 61st Annual Dinner

I was honor to be invited by FHKI to attend the FHKI 61st Annual Dinner on 27th July 2021.  Under new chairman of FHKI leadership, I was invited to be their honorable compliance advisor.


Our compliance committee chairlady Ms. Clara Chan gave me a book that was written by Mr. Herbert Chia with his signature! Many thanks.


I met Mr. Andy Lui and we had cooperated to seek clean room for facial mask production line in last year. Then we took a photo for memory.


We took a photo with new FHKI Chairman Dr. Sunny Chai with Science Park friends Mr. Jimmy Tao (CEO, Vitargent) and his colleague Mr. Leung.


I also met Mr. Stephen Philips (Director-General, InvestHK) and we discussed Covid-19 quarantine period.  Then we took a photo in front of the stage.


Dr. Sunny Chai took a group photo with FHKI former chairmen and guests.


Ms. Carrie Lam (CE, HKSAR) arrived the FHKI 61st annual dinner venue.


Then we all sang the National Song.


In the beginning, Dr. Daniel Yip (FHKI Chairman, 2019-21) gave welcoming remarks.


Then Dr. Sunny Chai (Newly Elected FHKI Chairman, 2021-2023) gave opening remarks.


After that Ms. Carrie Lam (CE, HKSAR) gave guest-of-honour speech.  She supported Industry, I&T as well as investment on university.


Group photo for all executive committee members in FHKI and guests.


I took a photo with Mr. Gordon Lo (Director-General, FHKI).


During the dinner, Dr. Sunny Chai cheers with all table. 


We took a group photo for memory.

(Left of table: I, Mr. Nick Chan (Partner, China Appointed Attesting Officer, Squire Patton Boggs), Ms. Phoebe Tse (General Manager, Commercial Banking Dept., BoC), Mr. Albert Wong (CEO, HKSTP) and Ms. Clara Chan (Vice-Chairman and CEO of Lee Kee Holdings Limited); 
Right of table: Mr. Gordon Lo (Director-General, FHKI), Mr. Mohamed D. Butt (Executive Director, HKPC), Mr. Stephen Philips (Director-General, InvestHK) …)

Finally, all FHKI chairman and former chairmen led to sing a song named “Beacon of the Golden Age”.


Reference:

FHKI – https://www.industryhk.org/en/

20210721: FHKI –Lunch with Ms. Clara Chan and Meeting with Mr. Gordon Lo - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2021/07/fhki-lunch-with-ms-clara-chan-and.html

20210616: FHKI – Meeting and Lunch with Mr. Gordon Lo - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2021/06/fhki-meeting-and-lunch-with-mr-gordon-lo.html

20210520: FHKI – The 1st Compliance Committee Meeting - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2021/05/fhki-1st-compliance-committee-meeting.html

20200911: CityU & FHKI Virtual Industrial Day - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2020/09/cityu-fhki-virtual-industrial-day.html

20180622: FHKI AI & Big Data Workshop (人工智能和大數據工作坊) - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2018/06/fhki-ai-big-data-workshop.html

20180530: FHKI Industrialist Forum 2018 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2018/05/fhki-industrialist-forum-2018.html

20180329: FHKI International Forum: Cloud Computing, Big Data and AI in Realising an Intelligent Society - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2018/03/fhki-international-forum-cloud.html

20180213: FHKI Seminar on Bay Area Soar by Innovation and Industrial Upgrading Opportunities (大灣創新騰飛, 工業升級良機) - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2018/02/fhki-seminar-on-bay-area-soar-by.html

20180117: Startup Meeting with Hong Kong Startup Council and CityU - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2018/01/startup-meeting-with-hong-kong-startup.html

20171122: Meeting with FHKI for Quality Startup - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2017/11/meeting-with-fhki-for-quality-startup.html


2021年7月24日星期六

Family Vaccination (Completed)

My wife went to receive Covid-19 vaccine in the brand of Sinovac – Covid-19 Vaccine (Vero Cell), Inactivated on 26th June and 24th July 2021 for the first and second injection, respectively.  I accompanied with her for this vaccine injection.  The first injection, we needed to queue for waiting outside the venue. 


After injection and waiting for half hour, we took photo in front of the venue for memory.


Then we had lunch in Japanese restaurant with good food in Shatin.



The second time we went to the same venue for injection and this time was no need to queue.


After that we also had lunch in the same Japanese restaurant.


So that all members in my family had injected the Vaccine using inactivated technique.

Japanese restaurant

Reference:

Booking Vaccination - https://www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/programme

Report on Evaluation of Safety, Efficacy and Quality of CoronaVac COVID-19 Vaccine (Vero Cell) Inactivated - https://www.fhb.gov.hk/download/our_work/health/201200/e_evaluation_report_CoronaVac.pdf

COVID-19 Vaccines: MODERNA | PFIZER/BIONTECH | ASTRAZENECA - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35Idb_lCU4o

20210403: Family Vaccination (The 2nd Injection) - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2021/04/family-vaccination-2nd-injection.html

20210306: Family Vaccination - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2021/03/family-vaccination.html


2021年7月21日星期三

FHKI –Lunch with Ms. Clara Chan and Meeting with Mr. Gordon Lo

I am honor to be invited by Ms. Clara Chan for lunch on 21st Jul 2021.  We had discussed different disciplines based on our different experience.  She was interested in CityU startup scheme and new intelligent manufacturing program.  After that my new book “Extenics: Logic of Innovation” and TECH 300 presented to Clara as a gift and we took a photo for memory. 


After lunch, I went to FHKI office to meet Mr. Gordon Lo. Since I am Honourable Compliance Advisor in FHKI Compliance Committee, Gordon explained the existing situation and current documentation system of FHKI to me. He also gave me a previous annual book for reference. Moreover, I was invited to join their annual dinner in next week.

(Remark: Sunny also joined us for the lunch)

Reference:

FHKI – https://www.industryhk.org/en/

20210616: FHKI – Meeting and Lunch with Mr. Gordon Lo - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2021/06/fhki-meeting-and-lunch-with-mr-gordon-lo.html

20210520: FHKI – The 1st Compliance Committee Meeting - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2021/05/fhki-1st-compliance-committee-meeting.html

20200911: CityU & FHKI Virtual Industrial Day - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2020/09/cityu-fhki-virtual-industrial-day.html

20180622: FHKI AI & Big Data Workshop (人工智能和大數據工作坊) - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2018/06/fhki-ai-big-data-workshop.html

20180530: FHKI Industrialist Forum 2018 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2018/05/fhki-industrialist-forum-2018.html

20180329: FHKI International Forum: Cloud Computing, Big Data and AI in Realising an Intelligent Society - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2018/03/fhki-international-forum-cloud.html

20180213: FHKI Seminar on Bay Area Soar by Innovation and Industrial Upgrading Opportunities (大灣創新騰飛, 工業升級良機) - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2018/02/fhki-seminar-on-bay-area-soar-by.html

20180117: Startup Meeting with Hong Kong Startup Council and CityU - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2018/01/startup-meeting-with-hong-kong-startup.html

20171122: Meeting with FHKI for Quality Startup - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2017/11/meeting-with-fhki-for-quality-startup.html


2021年7月16日星期五

CityU Distinguished Lecture: How AI Will Transform the World

The CityU Distinguished Lecture named “How AI Will Transform the World” was organized by Off­ice of the Vice-President (Research and Technology) on 16th Jul 2021.  This talk invited Dr Kai-Fu Lee as guest speaker to share his view on the age of AI and expectation in future. In the beginning, Prof. Michael Yang (Vice-President (Research & Technology)) gave a welcome speech and introduced the AI background of Dr. Kai-Fu Lee. 


Dr Kai-Fu Lee is the Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures and President of Sinovation Venture’s Artificial Intelligence Institute. Firstly, he briefed the content of his talk included “What is AI”, “The Rise of AI in China” and “The Future of AI”.


AI is making rapid progress recently because of a greatest breakthrough of deep learning.  It is evolved from AI 1.0 (Discovery) to AI 2.0 (Implementation). Dr. Lee introduced four amazing attributes of deep learning as follows:

i)                    Optimization of objective function

ii)                  Improves with more data

iii)                Ability to do individualized optimization

iv)                Can integrate heterogeneous features



There are five premises of AI commercialization including Massive Data, AI Experts, Computation Power, Single Domain and Accurate, Objective Data Labelling. And Then Dr. Lee briefed the four waves of AI disrupting all sectors from Internet AI, Business AI, Perception AI and Autonomous AI since 2010.


In his book named “AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order”, Dr. Lee stated AI is the next electricity and Data is the new oil, China is the new OPEC. Then China will co-lead AI with the US” in 2018.  He briefed some reasons that China rapidly rise to be an AI superpower in the following diagram.


After that Dr. Lee discussed the future of AI and introduced Six Mega Trends toward an AI/Tech Enabled Economy.


i)                    AI triggering smart and automated business intelligence innovations
Firstly, Dr. Lee said the natural language breakthrough happening that pre-trained plus fine-tuning could understand context and domain. Data-driven future smart business intelligence come from big data, smart AI engine to AI transformation.  Four levels of business intelligence was stated. 


ii)                    AI accelerating future transportation with smart cities and IoTs
Dr. Lee said Level 5 autonomous driving would happen phase-by-phase.  He demonstrated phase 1 and 2 in China such as Xiong-An city designed “integration among transportation, roads & cloud”.  Therefore, industry-changing and lifestyle-changing would happen in the future of transportation.


iii)                    AI + healthcare digitalization underway for public health & well-being
Digitaized healthcare provided data as AI foundation that “AI+Healthcare” revolution is under way.  Then Dr. Lee described the AI possibilities in Healthcare in coming 10 years including Medical Imaging, Drug Discovery, Multi-omics & Diagnostics AI, Personalized Treatment, and Robotic Surgery, etc.  He predicted AI breakthroughs with 20 years such as AI Drug Discovery, AI Pathology, Autonomous / Robotic Labs and Synthetic Biology.  He also mentioned that AI advanced longevity with big data.


iv)                    China “World Factory” is rapidly becoming automated & AI-powered
Then Dr. Lee briefed some factors AI-powered China “World Factory” rapidly because higher labor cost, higher adoption of industrial robots, and energy revolution through automation. 


v)                    Energy & agricultural driven by manufacturing, not natural resources
Clean energy revolution through Solar + Wind + Batteries would happen and energy creation would shift from natural resources to manufacturing productivity.


vi)                    Material, energy, production costs largely reduced – “age of plentitude”
Materials revolution was discussed including drug & therapy discovery, existing food reproduction, innovative food chain and sustainability. Dr. Lee expected “age of plentitude” ahead and removing hunger and poverty that energy, material, production became affordable.


Finally, Dr. Lee expected AI technology breakthrough would be happened by 2041.  Technology breakthrough that would take more than 20 years including Singularity, Dystopia (Robots take over; we become useless), Full Brain–Computer Interface (BCI) & We become Cyborgs, and True Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) (True Creativity, Self-Awareness, Love).


Lastly, Dr. Kai-Fu Lee introduced his new book named “AI 2041”.


Q&A
D. Lee replied why learn AI and he said it is not for job but it like to learn programming to train analytical thinking and how to learn in the rapid changing world.  This seminar is online and onsite together, many participants joined today.

Reference:

VPRT - https://www.cityu.edu.hk/vprt/

Poster - https://www.cityu.edu.hk/vprt/cityu-dls/lectures/20210716.htm

Sinovation Ventures - www.sinovationventures.com

Other CityU’s AI seminar:

20210127: CityU SDSC Seminar – Promises of Machine Learning from Material Discovery to Dynamic Resource Allocation - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2021/01/cityu-sdsc-seminar-promises-of-machine.html

20201023: CityU Distinguished Seminar Series – Artificial Intelligence – Computing, Algorithm, Interaction - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2020/10/cityu-distinguished-seminar-series.html

20200917: CityU SDSC Seminar - Big Data, Deep Learning, and Federated Learning Research at Baidu - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2020/09/cityu-sdsc-seminar-big-data-deep.html

20200819: CityU Staff Seminar - Copyright As An Obstacle to AI Development - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2020/08/cityu-staff-seminar-copyright-as.html

20191101: CityU & PolyU Jointly Seminar on Attacks and Defenses on Machine Learning Services - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2019/11/cityu-polyu-jointly-seminar-on-attacks.html

20190912: CityU Seminar on the challenges and responses of AI to Public Management - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2019/09/cityu-seminar-on-challenges-and.html

20190814: CityU & NVIDIA Technology Sharing - AI Application and Research - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2019/08/cityu-nvidia-technology-sharing-ai.html

20190409: CityU & TFI Seminar – AI for Better Health and Wealth - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2019/04/cityu-tfi-seminar-ai-for-better-health.html

20190409: AI and E-Commerce: Ethical Conflicts《人工智能與電子商貿:倫理對弈》 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2019/04/ai-and-e-commerce-ethical-conflicts.html

20190322: CityU President's Lecture series - Big Data Analysis & AI: Opportunities & Challenges - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2019/03/cityu-presidents-lecture-series-big.html

20190227: CityU Seminar on Design of Accident Prevention System for LWR using ANN and HS Simulator - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2019/02/cityu-seminar-on-design-of-accident.html

20190128: CityU Distinguished Lecture on AI Enabled Personalized Theranotics - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2019/01/cityu-distinguished-lecture-on-ai.html

20190122: CityU Seminar on The First Step for AI-based Human-Like Language Understanding – Sentiment Analysis of Text - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2019/01/cityu-seminar-on-first-step-for-ai.html

20181227: CityU Distinguished Lecture - How to Make an Artificial Vision System Smart? - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2018/12/cityu-distinguished-lecture-how-to-make.html

20181114: CityU the 1st Workshop on Financial Data Analysis - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2018/11/cityu-1st-workshop-on-financial-data.html

20180804: HKSQ AGM Quality Innovation Seminar on “Extenics and AI Application” - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2018/08/hksq-agm-quality-innovation-seminar-on.html

20180607: CityU Workshop on AI in the Era of Big Data - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2018/06/cityu-workshop-on-ai-in-era-of-big-data.html


2021年7月9日星期五

ESG Online Seminar – Changing Staff Mindset: How to Use Motivational Interviewing to Encourage Staff to Change

The Executive Study Group (ESG) online seminar named “Changing Staff Mindset: How to Use Motivational Interviewing to Encourage Staff to Change” was held by the ESG, Asia Pacific Institute for Strategy Limited (APIFS) on 9th Jul 2021.   In the beginning, Dr. Mark Lee briefed the background, history and goal of Asia Pacific Institute for Strategy Limited (APIFS), as well as Industry-support during Covid-19.   This talk content included “Psychological Immune System (PIS)” and “Five Motivational Interviewing (MI) Strategy”.


In the beginning, Dr. Mark Lee gave poll 1 to ask us if changing staff mindset is more difficult than 5 years ago.  It was found that the vote More Difficult (36%) and Easier (30%) were similar.  Then he quoted Dick Cavett statement that “It’s a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn’t want to hear.”


Then Dr. Lee used a mother story in Canada who concerned about vaccine for her child to explain the Psychological Immune System (PIS) that like antibodies against virus (future influence).  When you change anyone’s mindset, once you trigger his psychological mindset, their “antibodies” would attack all your ideas immediately.  Then your idea wouldn’t be able to enter his mindset.


And then Dr. Lee introduced Motivational Interviewing (MI) Strategy.  Two inventors were Bill Miller (clinical psychologist) and Stephen Rollnick (young nurse trainee) to develop the core principles. The key finding was “we’re better off helping find their own motivation to change.”


Dr. Lee asked us to vote again and the poll 2 was how familiar the interview technique we were.  It showed a bell shaped distribution.  


After that he explained the technique was not putting some external DNA into the cell. Motivational Interviewing (MI) triggered the self-checking and re-sequencing of the DNA for better health.  5 MI strategies included “Humility and Curiosity Attiude”, “Sustain Talk & Chang Talk”, “Mutual Openness”, “Engagement and Freedom” and “End with Smart Feeling”.


(1)   Humility and Curiosity Attitude

Motivational interviewing started with an attitude of humility and curiosity that the goal wasn’t to tell people what to do but to hold up a mirror and to empower interviewee to examine their beliefs and behaviors.  Three key steps of MI were briefing as “asking open-ended question”, “engaging in reflective listening” and “affirming the person’s desire and ability to change”. 


Dr. Lee gave us poll 3 that airlines could also enlist “vaccine whisperers”.  Most participants voted “Agree” upto 47%.


(2)   Sustain Talk & Change Talk

Dr. Lee said we needed to show empathy as “Sustain Talk” and to listen person’s own arguments for not changing and then found the turning point for “Change Talk” to following their self-expressed argument for change.


(3)   Mutual Openness

So as to build the trust and then we trigger each other to think again.


(4)   Engagement and Freedom

Ask for permission to share your data or idea that the right was held by interviewee.  They have freedom to select listening or not.


(5)   End with Smart Feeling

When your audience feeled smart, they would have confidence to change.


Finally, Dr. Mark Lee gave the last poll to survey which strategy is the most difficult to implement.  The most difficult strategy was voted on “Sustain Talk & Change Talk” (44%).


Reference:

Asia Pacific Institute for Strategy Limited (亞太策略研究所有限公司) www.apifs.org

ESG facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/esg08


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