2018年8月13日星期一

HKIE Seminar - AI Technologies for Precision Forestry and Fire Detection

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) organized the technical seminar named “AI Technologies for Precision Forestry and Fire Detection” on 13 Aug 2018. AI and Robotics are hot topics and this seminar showed how AI and Robotics technologies helping our world in green economy.  My colleague - Mr. Curie Lee, guest speaker - Mr. Rex Sham and I took a photo for memory.


In the beginning, organizers took a group photo.


Mr. Rex Sham (Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Insight Robotics) was the guest speaker and his topic was “Insight Robotics – AI Technology Solutions for a Better World”.  Firstly, he introduced his company which founded in 2011 and their services included Wildfire Detection, Forestry Pest & Disease Detection and Forestry Resources Survey.  Their team had 40+ staff in which 40% were R&D.  They are the first company to export Wildfire Detection Robots from China and received 15M+ USD Private Investment.


The following diagram briefed their services by using Robots, Drones and AI to help their client by making sense of data and reduced risks and prevented losses. 


2018年8月4日星期六

HKSQ AGM Quality Innovation Seminar on “Extenics and AI Application”

Hong Kong Society for Quality (HKSQ) and SEEM Department, CityU organized a Quality Innovation seminar named “Extenics and AI Application” on 4th Aug 2018.  It is our Annual General Meeting (AGM) flagship annual event.  American Society for Quality HK (ASQHK), HKQFDA, ISIHK, CityU EngD Society, IISE, ISSC, IEEE-EPS, SSI and IET were supporting organizations.  The seminar aimed to share Dr. Aaron Tong’s experience on awarded China Outstanding Quality Professional (中國傑出質量人), Extenics Internationalization activities and AI Application, as well as, Extenics on AI future research directions .


In the beginning, I (Chairman, HKSQ) introduced the aims of Quality Innovation Seminar and thanks for all supporting organizations. 


Then Dr. KS Chin (Former Chairman, HKSQ) gave opening speech.  He briefed his view on AI form rule-based expert system to data mining and analytics. Recently, CityU has established School of Data Science. 


Dr. Aaron Tong (Former Chairman, HKSQ and China Outstanding Quality Professional, CAQ) was the first speaker and his presentation named “Quality Innovation shared by China Outstanding Quality Professional (中國傑出質量人分享品質創新)”.  Firstly, Dr. Tong shared this experience and requirements on China Outstanding Quality Professional, CAQ.  He said it was not only considered your past achievement but also your recently 3 year’s achievement.  The max number of awardee is under ten every year. In 2017, only 8 awardees elected and 6 awardees were CEO of corporation.  He added Quality Management System should be Quality of Management System. So that General Manager should be the quality representative.  


2018年7月29日星期日

CAAI Chinese Congress on Artificial Intelligence 2018 (中国人工智能大会) - Day 2

The 4th Chinese Congress on Artificial Intelligence (CCAI2018) which was led by Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (CAAI), was held on July 28-29, 2018, in Shenzhen, China. As the largest official AI conference in China, CCAI has been held annually to promote the advancement of artificial intelligence globally.  I attended the Congress and summarized it for sharing AI trend to all quality professionals.


During the congress, I met the Prof. Tie-niu Tan (谭铁牛) (Vice President of CAAI; Academician of CAS) and we took a photo for memory.


I also met Prof. KF Wong (黃錦輝) (Associate Dean (External Affairs), Faculty of Engineering, CUHK; Professor, SEEM Dept., CUHK) and we are both technical committee members in different discipline of CAAI.  He appointed in the First Batch of Natural Language Processing Experts of CAAI. And I am Extenics Society committee members of CAAI since 2017. 


Day 2 (29 July 2018):
In the beginning of the congress, Prof. Chengqing Zong (宗成庆) (Professor of CASIA) chair the morning reporting session.  


Prof. Jiawei Han (韩家炜) (Abel Bliss Professor of UIUC; ACM/IEEE Fellow) was the first speaker and his presentation topic entitled “Mining Structures from Massive Text Data: A Cross Point of Data Mining, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing”.  Prof. Han said over 80% of our data is from text/natural language/social media, unstructured/semi-structured, noisy, dynamic, but inter-related!  So that Prof. Han’s research roadmaps are “Mining hidden structures from text data”, “Turning text data into multidimensional text-cubes and typed networks” and “Mining cubes and networks to generate actionable knowledge”.


2018年7月28日星期六

CAAI Chinese Congress on Artificial Intelligence 2018 (中国人工智能大会) - Day 1

The 4th Chinese Congress on Artificial Intelligence (CCAI2018) which was led by Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (CAAI), was held on July 28-29, 2018, in Shenzhen, China. As the largest official AI conference in China, CCAI has been held annually to promote the advancement of artificial intelligence globally.  I attended the Congress and summarized it for sharing AI trend to all quality professionals.


During the congress, I met the Prof. Deyi Li (李德毅) (President of CAAI, Academician of CAE) and took a photo for memory.


I also met Prof. Qiang Yang (杨强) (Vice President of CAAI, AAAI/ACM/IEEE Fellow, President of IJCAI; Chair Professor, Department Head of CSE, HKUST).


Day 1 (28 July 2018):
In the beginning of the congress, Prof. Deyi Li (李德毅) (President of CAAI, Academician of CAE) gave an opening speech and shared the AI Trend in China.


Mr. He Haitao (贺海涛) (深圳市人大常委会党组成员、罗湖区委书记) gave guest speech and supported AI industry in Shenzhen


Mr. Wang Lixin (王立新) (广东省深圳市副市长) gave guest speech and he said his mind though Artificial Intelligence after he was on board in Shenzhen.


Prof. Tie-niu Tan (谭铁牛) (Vice President of CAAI; Academician of CAS) gave guest speech and he said using four Chinese words for coming AI development that was “理性务实” (meaning Rational and Pragmatic).


2018年7月24日星期二

CityU EngD Society Meeting with Provost

We are honor to have meeting with Prof. Alex KY Jen (Provost, Chair Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science, CityU) and Prof. Duan Li (Associate Provost (Strategic Planning) Office of the Provost; Acting Dean, School of Data Science; Chair Professor of Operations Research, CityU) for discussing the future of EngD(EM) program and development.  Dr. Raymond Leung (CityU Distinguished Alumni), Dr. Herbert Yeung (Chairman, CityU EngD Society) and I represented EngD Society for this meeting.

(Left: Prof. Duan Li, Prof. Alex KY Jen, Dr. Raymond Leung, Dr. Herbert Yeung and I)

We expressed EngD(EM) cohorts’ opinions including, support the development of the School of Data Science and proposed to continue the EngD(EM) Program as well as reposition to the higher level hierarchy of CityU such as under College of Engineer .  We also mentioned the MSc of Engineering Management would be the pipeline of EngD (EM) Program; and the importance of HKIE recognition.

We discussed the different between DBA and EngD that EngD more focused on integration of Industry and Academic thinking; it is a unique program for engineering professionals. 

(Remark: Dr. David Chung also participated as observer to support our discussion.)

Reference:
CityU Engineering Doctorate Society - http://www.engd.org/  
Engineering Doctorate (Engineering Management) - http://www.cityu.edu.hk/seem/prg-engd.htm
20180621: CityU EngD Society Lunch Meeting with Prof. Dang and Dr. Alan Chan - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2018/06/cityu-engd-society-lunch-meeting-with.html

2018年7月20日星期五

HKSTP Robotics Catalysing Centre

The Robotics platform is one of the three initiatives steered by HKSTP aimed at driving the growth of the technology sector in Hong Kong. The Robotics Catalysing Centre (RCC) is the latest project that reinforces HKSTP’s determination to grow the local innovation and technology ecosystem, connect local talent with strategic networks and help raise Hong Kong’s profile as a regional robotics hub.  The official opening was held on 18 Dec 2017.  Recently, I visited in the RCC and took a photo for sharing.


We also work closely with a diverse range of visionary partners including the Robotics Alliance which allows robotics start-ups to connect technology companies with industrialists to accelerate collaborative and result-driven innovative efforts. 


There are 5 units and totally 4,000 sq ft providing flexible working space for solution providers and system integrators to conduct development, integration, assembly, validation and complete the factory acceptance test (FAT) upon deployment to production.  4 of them were rented and the last one is coming soon.


The inside of the unit was showed. The solution providers and system integrators would configure their robots by themselves and then provide services. 



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2018年7月18日星期三

Zhejiang University visit to HKSTP

Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong (SEEM, CityU) has exchanging scheme with College of Control Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University (CSE, ZJU) in this year and HKSTP laboratory is one of selected places to be visited and aimed to broaden students’ views.  The visit was led by Dr. Zhengguo Xu (Associate Professor, CSE, ZJU) (Right 1st at 2nd row) and Ms. Jing Wang (International Relations Officer, CSE, ZJU) (Right 2nd at 1st row). We took a group photo in the lobby.


In the beginning, I introduced Hong Kong Science Park vision and mission, as well as our Re-industrialization under 5 key technology cluster and 3 key technology platform.


Then I briefed different laboratories’ facilities before visit.


The first location was Reliability Laboratory.  There are many different type of ovens and different reliability testing that I explained to students.


2018年7月12日星期四

HKAS & HKCTC Seminar on Cybersecurity Testing

Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS) and Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification (HKCTC) co-organized a Seminar on Cybersecurity Testing on 12 July 2018. With the rapid development and wider use of new technology applications, such as online services, mobile payment, cloud services and smart products, the transmission of digital data has become frequent. This has also resulted in increasing public concern about associated information security risks. This seminar aimed to introduce the standards developed to address protection of smart products and IT systems from security threats and cyber-attacks.


All guest speakers took a group photo.


The first speaker was Mr. Ronald Pong (Council member, Smart City Consortium) and his topic named “How to apply ISO/IEC 15408 in Smart City for IoT Security Risk Mitigation?” Firstly, he shared smart city smart criminal that many security issues came from IoT devices.


Minitab Seminar on “Machine Learning enhance Product Reliability from Prediction to Execution”

Minitab co-organized Techmax to arrange a seminar named “Machine Learning enhance Product Reliability from Prediction to Execution” on 12th July 2018. HKPC was executive organization and Hong Kong Society for Quality (HKSQ) and ASQ (HK) were supporting organization.  HKSQ former chairman Dr. Albert Tsang was invited to be one of guest speakers.  I took a photo with Dr. Albert Tsang for memory.


The first speaker was Mr. KT Li (Consultant, Reliability Testing Centre, HKPC) and his presentation topic entitled “Introduction of Reliability Engineering & Highly Accelerated Life Test (HALT)”.  He briefed the definition of reliability that “The ability of an item to perform a required function under given conditions for a given time interval”.  


Reliability is a probability that an item will last a certain time without “failure” under certain conditions including function of time and conditions.  Traditional QC assures the product will work after assembly and as designed.  Then Mr. Li mentioned the testing and reliability engineering as following diagram.  


Then Mr. KT Li stated reliability metrics as follows:
MTBF – Mean Time between Failures
MTTF – Mean Time to Failure
MTTR – Mean Time to Repair
Median Life (50% failure)
B10 Life (10% failure)


2018年7月11日星期三

The WMD, the WAD and the WSD Forum 2018

The Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification (HKCTC), the Standards and Calibration Laboratory of the Innovation and Technology Commission (SCL), Government Laboratory (GL), Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS) and Product Standards Information Bureau (PSIB) jointly organized the World Metrology Day (WMD), the World Accreditation Day (WAD) and the World Standards Day (WSD) Forum on 11 July 2018.  Hong Kong Society for Quality (HKSQ) was one of supporting organizations.  This forum aimed to celebrate the WMD, WAD and WSD and introduce to participants various aspects and benefit of the quality infrastructure. Before the start, I met Ms. Brenda Lam (SCL) who is my old colleague in EPA Centre, CityU and we took a photo for memory.


I also met Mr Nick Leung (HKAS) that we cooperated in Science Park for Dupont project ten years ago.


In the beginning, Mr. Ivan LEE Kwok-bun, JP (Deputy Commissioner for Innovation and Technology, ITC, HKSAR Government) gave welcoming remarks.  SCL and GL played important roles on metrology and new SI unit definition.  


Group photo


Then Dr. Della SIN Wai-mei, JP (Government Chemist, Government Laboratory, HKSAR Government) gave an opening remarks.  She said Metrology, Accreditation and Standards enhanced for Innovation and Technology (I&T) development in Hong Kong.


Prof. Joachim ULLRICH (President, Consultative Committee for Units, BIPM) was the first speaker and his topic entitled “The Revised International System of Units: Creating the Future”. He said to fundamentally improve the SI for the benefit of industry and global trade, society, science and research.  


Firstly, he briefed the base quantities of length (m), mass (kg), time (s), electric current (A), temperature (K), luminous intensity (cd) and amount of substance (mol).  Four of the seven base units namely kilogram, ampere, kelvin and mole were reviewed by fixing the values of the Planck constant (h), the elementary charge (e), the Boltzmann constant (k) and the Avogadro constant (NA).


2018年7月10日星期二

HKSTP & TID Made in Hong Kong Seminar

The seminar named “Made in Hong Kong” was co-organized by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) and Trade and Industry Department (TID) on 10th July 2018.  Hong Kong products are highly regarded in the Mainland and overseas.  Products manufactured in Hong Kong can also enjoy preferential tariffs under CEPA and the Free Trade Agreements (FTA) that Hong Kong has signed with other economies.  This seminar aimed to introduce the services of the Trade and Industry Department with regard to origin certification, including issuance of certificate of origin and formulation of origin rules, as well as, strategic trade control system in Hong Kong.  In the beginning, Mr. Patrick Siu (COO, HKSTP) presented a souvenir to the speaker.


Mr. Francis Ho (Assistant Director-General of Trade and Industry (Systems)) was guest speaker and his presentation topic named “Hong Kong Origin Certification System”.  The Certificate of Hong Kong Origin (CO) aimed for Trade Facilitation and is a document certifying that a good is made in Hong Kong and is of Hong Kong origin.  It is not a mandatory export document.


For CO, factory registration is the first step.  It based on Hong Kong laws and they were “Exports (Certificate of Origin) Regulations (Cap. 60H)” and “Protection of Non-Government Certificates of Origin Ordinance (Cap. 324)”.  Only factories which possess the necessary production capability in Hong Kong can obtain a CO for their products.


There are several CO issuing authorities including TID and five government approved certification organizations (GACOs) and they were HKGCC, FHKI, CGCC, CMA and ICCHK.


2018年7月9日星期一

HKSTLA Seminar on Robotics and AI Application in Logistic

Hong Kong Sea Transport and Logistics Association (HKSTLA) organized a seminar named “Robotics and AI Application in Logistic”.  Around the world, the growth of e-commerce is spurring and it’s obvious that efficient storage and shipment in warehouse is crucial to meet increasing consumers’ expectations of fast and cheap delivery.  Many well-known enterprises have begun to deploy intelligent warehouse to keep up with the trend.  This seminar shared how robotic automation help logistic to achieve greater warehouse productivity and drive cost saving. The guest speaker was Mr. Lit Fung (Managing Director of Geek Plus overseas market).


Since I had only joined the last part, Mr. Fung had presented the different automation solutions included Traditional Manual Operation, Conventional Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) and Geek Picking System.


Then Mr. Fung explained sorting system that was Robots + Induction Workstation + Charging Station.


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