2019年6月18日星期二

HKPC AI Impulse 2019 Summit - Day 2

“AI Impulse 2019: Catalyst to Business Succes” was organized by Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) on 17th - 18th Jun 2019.  Artificial Intelligence (AI) is technology that significantly enhances productivity and operation efficiency.  There are two day event in which day 1 is summit and day 2 is visit & AI workshop. I would like to summarize day 2 visit to Foxconn and TCL on 18th Jun below. In the morning, we visited Foxconn Industrial Internet Center.


The Foxconn representative introduced their industrial internet platform named “BEACON Industrial Cloud Platform”.  They employed six flow named People Flow (人員流), Cash Flow (資金流), Tech Flow (技術流), Info Flow (信息流), Process Flow (過程流) and Things Flow (物品流).


Some demonstrated robot arms from packaging were showed.


Then the “All-in-one Container Data Center” model was briefed and it was easy to move and on-demand increment.  


The control center was visited.


After that we walked outside to visit “All-in-one Container Data Center”.


2019年6月17日星期一

HKPC AI Impulse 2019 Summit - Day 1

“AI Impulse 2019: Catalyst to Business Succes” was organized by Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) on 17th - 18th Jun 2019.  Artificial Intelligence (AI) is technology that significantly enhances productivity and operation efficiency.  There are two day event in which day 1 is summit and day 2 is visit & AI workshop.  I would like to summarize day 1 on 17th Jun contents for sharing.


Photo with EngD cohort Dr. Wing Hong SZETO


I met Dr Shawn Zhao (Program Director, MIT-LTP) and took a photo for memory. I believed CityU and MIT-LTP would be cooperated in near future.


Firstly, Mr. Willy Lin GBS, JP (Chairman, HKPC) gave a welcome remarks. He thanks HKSAR Government’s support on this AI Summit and HKPC Industry 4.0 (i4.0) and Enterprise 4.0 (e4.0). He hoped that summit would be a catalyst for AI adoption in the manufacturing industry in Hong Kong and the GBA.


Dr. David Chung JP (Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR) was honorable guest gave an opening remarks. He briefed I&T policy in Hong Kong including advanced manufacturing, reindustrialization, InnoHK Clusters (Health@InnoHK & AIR@InnoHK), and ITF, etc.


Signing Ceremony of the collaboration between Tsinghua University and HKPC. There is electronic signatory using fingerprint on two robots. 


Group photo


The first keynote speaker was Mr. Andrew Hess (President, Prognostics and Health Management Society, USA) and his topic entitled “Applications and Prospection of Industrial AI for Prognostics and Health Management (PHM)”.  Firstly, he quoted Mat Velloso interested comments on the different between Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence below.
i)             If it is written in Python, it is probably Machine Learning.
ii)            If it is written in Power Point, it is probably Artificial Intelligence.


2019年6月15日星期六

The Meeting of International Academy for Extenics (IAE) Development Plan

The meeting of International Academy for Extenics (國際可拓學研究院) was held in the Guangzhou Extenics Information Technology Co., Ltd. (廣州可拓學信息科技有限公司) on 15th Jun 2019.  Dr. Aaron Tong (Former Chairman, HKSQ and Managing Director, TQM Consultants Ltd.) and I (Chairman, HKSQ) represented Extenics scholar in Hong Kong to discuss the development plan with Ms. Liu Hui (劉惠) (Chairlady, Guangzhou Extenics Information Technology Co., Ltd.) and Prof. Guo Chaoyun (郭超雲) (Visiting Professor, 北京理工大學珠海學院中國管理科學研究院).  


Photo taken during our meeting.

(Left: I, Dr. Aaron Tong, Ms. Peng Lishi (彭麗詩),  Ms. Tian Weimei (田伟媚), Ms. Guo Jiayong (郭嘉詠), Prof. Guo Chaoyun (郭超雲) and Ms. Liu Hui (劉惠))

Firstly, Prof. Guo introduced five Extenics related organizations.  Three of them are in the government system and they are Extenics Society, Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (CAAI) (中國人工智能學會可拓學專業委員會委員), Research Institute of Extenics and Innovation Methods, GDUT (廣東工業大學可拓學與創新方法研究所) and Academic Committee of Extenics, GDUT (可拓學學術委員會委員).  The other two are outside the government system and they are Guangzhou Extenics Information Technology Co., Ltd. (廣州可拓學信息科技有限公司) and International Academy for Extenics (國際可拓學研究院).

Prof. Guo pointed out the directions were focused on application and commercialization.  Extenics people are in one team with different brands and locations such as Zhuhai, Macau and Hong Kong, etc.

Dr. Aaron Tong recognized Extenics theoretical value that were aligned with Value Engineering.  However the marketing strategy had a big gap with industries.  He pointed out the most important item was successful case in big/famous company. He summarized enterprise’s concern in three points:
i)                    Developing innovation methodology is not enterprises business.
ii)                  They always find the existing success methodology to use such as TRIZ, Six Sigma, etc.
iii)                They never work as a lab rat (做白老鼠).  (It is from zero to one!)

Then Dr. Aaron Tong said a good enterprise should be integrity and innovation (守正出奇). So he suggested that we need to do it back to the basic (守正), indicating to develop good and solid successful examples (案例) for enterprise use.

Prof. Guo proposed to use Zhuhai government resource through International Academy for Extenics under the frame of Greater Bay Area (GBA).  So they could promote both Extenics theory and Application case study. He quoted Prof. Cai Wen suggestion for integrating Extenics into TRIZ.  Prof. Guo suggested to use Combination boxing (組合拳) to promote Extenics.

I had proposed to identify the positioning and roles of International Academy for Extenics (國際可拓學研究院) and Guangzhou Extenics Information Technology Co., Ltd. (廣州可拓學信息科技有限公司).

Finally, Dr. Aaron Tong supported that International Academy for Extenics could be located in his company in Hong Kong as contact point with different Extenics people.

Reference:
20160522: The meeting with Prof. Cai Wen for promoting the Extenics (可拓學) to Hong Kong - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-meeting-with-prof-cai-wen-for.html


2019年6月2日星期日

Extension Innovation Method Level 3 Certification Examination (可拓創新方法三級水平認證)

The Examination of the Extension Innovation Method Level 3 Certification (可拓創新方法三級水平認證) was organized by International Academy of Extenis (國際可拓學研究院) and Guangzhou Extenics Information Technology Co., Ltd. (廣州可拓學信息科技有限公司) from 1st & 2nd Jun 2019 in Guangzhou.  This examination separated into three parts: (1) Level 3 exercise paper prepared before the examination, (2) 3.5hr open book examination and (3) case presentation.  


In day one (1st Jun 2019) at 2:00pm, Prof. Yang Chunyan (楊春燕) welcomed us for this examination and briefed the rules.


Then we started the examination.  Prof. Yang is one of invigilator.


Prof. Xingsen Li (李興森) and Dr. Tang Long (湯龍) are also invigilators. We all focused on the examination questions.


In day two (2nd Jun 2019) at 8:00am, Prof. Yang introduced the presentation sequence and rules that 15 min for presentation and 5 min for Q&A.  I summarized examiners comments (included Prof. Cai Wen (蔡文), Prof. Yang Chunyan (楊春燕) and Prof. Li Xingsen (李興森) for further teaching skills improvement.


Before the presentation, I took a photo with Prof. Cai Wen (蔡文), Prof. Yang Chunyan (楊春燕) and Prof. Li Xingsen (李興森).


I also took a photo with Prof. Cai Wen (蔡文) and Ms. Liu Hui (劉惠) (Chairlady, Guangzhou Extenics Information Technology Co., Ltd.) for memory. 


2019年5月26日星期日

Visit to Changlong, Guangzhou by High Railway

Minda and I with Father-in-law, Mother-in-law, Minda’s brothers visited  by High Railway from 24th to 25th May 2019. It is our first time from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station (西九龍高鐵站) to go to Guangzhounan Railway Station (廣州南站) . Total time is about 45min.


Group photo inside the High Railway


The highest speed is 285km/h.


Group photo was taken when arrived.


I used DiDi (滴滴出行) in WeChat to book 6 seats car and went to the Chimelong Tourist Resort.


Our hotel named “Chimelong Panda Hotel” (長隆熊貓酒店).


2019年5月22日星期三

CES Work Group meeting with KTO, CityU

The 5th Exco Inauguration Ceremony of CityU Eminence Society (CES), our chairman Mr. Weeky Wong (CEO & Vice Chairman, Tai Sing Industrial Company Ltd.) enhanced the work groups and separated into following disciplines: Membership Development, Publicity, Learning, External Affairs, Exchange Tour, University Collaborative Project and Member Activities.  Dr. YC Chau and I were members of University Collaborative Project Work Group and held a meeting with Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) on 22nd May 2019.  We took a photo in front of KTO office.

(Left: I, Dr. Sian Chan (Innopreneurship Officer), Dr. YC Chau and Dr. Victor Lau (Technology Transfer Officer))

We discussed in three directions below.
i)                    Mentorship pool: The next round recruiting mentor would be held in Jan 2020. We would like to establish regular mechanism to recruit members of CES to share and lead startup in CityU.
ii)                  Commercialization related Seminars: We purposed to invite entrepreneurs in CES to share their story to both students and staff in CityU.  It suggested in Sem-A (after Sep 2019).
iii)                Arrange Visit to understanding CityU R&D: We purposed to invite CES entrepreneurs and alumni (e.g. who worked in important post in Hong Kong government) to visit CityU R&D projects and CityU Shenzhen Research Institute. 


After discussion, we would be feedback to CES exco meeting on next Monday.  Hopefully, CES could assist KTO to incubate more entrepreneurs and transfer our R&D into market in near future.

Reference:
CityU Eminence Society (CES) - http://www.cityues.org/default.php
Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) - http://www.cityu.edu.hk/kto/
20190308: CityU Eminence Society –The 5th Exco Inauguration Ceremony & Annual Dinner 2019 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2019/03/cityu-eminence-society-5th-exco.html
20180601: HKSTP Board members visit CityU R&D Laboratories - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2018/06/hkstp-board-members-visit-cityu-r.html

2019年5月21日星期二

Visit to Tsz Shan Monastery (慈山寺)

Minda and I with Father-in-law, Mother-in-law, Minda’s brother as well as Uncle from USA visited Tsz Shan Monastery (慈山寺) on 21st May 2019. Minda online booked for visiting to Tsz Shan Monastery (慈山寺) and it needs at least one month ago.  Minda and I took a photo in front of Guanyin icon(觀音聖像).


We gathered in front of the entry of Tsz Shan Monastery.  We arrived on time (booking time) and checked the booking email as well as booker’s HKID.


Then we all got the visitor pass.


A family photo took in front of Guanyin icon and temple.  The temple named Universal Gate Hall (普門) in which we could write the Buddha Bible for 45 min.  Universal Gate Hall is the second great hall of Monastery.


And then we went to the Guanyin icon and took a photo again.


2019年5月17日星期五

Google TensorFlow Workshop of the Education Collaboration for Teachers in GBA

Google TensorFlow Workshop of the Education Collaboration for Tearchers in GBA was held on 17th May 2019 in Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Centre.  This workshop aimed to introduce Google Education Program and TensorFlow technology and skills, share practices between Google and University, and discuss a better education collaboration with teachers in Guanzhou-Hong Kong-Macao. I was honor to be invited to attend this workshop after Google AI Teacher Camp in Jan 2019.  We took a group photo during the break.


I met Dr. Ray Cheung (Director, CityU Apps Lab) and Prof. Francis Wong Man-leung (Associate Professor & Head, Department of Computing & Decision Sciences, Lingnan University).


I took photo with CityU group included Mr. Huang Sizhu (黃思待) (PhD student in CS Dept., CityU) and Dr. Ray Cheung.


Firstly, I went to the venue in School of Software Engineering, South China University of Technology (華南理工大學).


But the location was changed to Southern Club Hotel Business Class (南国会国际会议中心) near Guangdong Pharmaceutical University (广东药科大学).


I took a photo with Google two speakers – Mr. Choozen Wan (Program Manager, University Relations and Education in East Asia, Google) and Mr. Song Zhe (宋哲) (Software Engineer of Google Shanghai).


The first speaker was Mr. Choozen Wan (Program Manager, University Relations and Education in East Asia, Google) and he introduced the most updated services of Google named Google Lens (unlock visual magic) which combined Assistant, Photos and Camera. 


2019年5月12日星期日

CAAI可拓創新特訓營 – Day 2

Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (CAAI) (中國人工智能學會) Extension Innovation Special Training Camp (可拓創新特訓營) was organized by Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (CAAI) (中國人工智能學會), undertook by CAAI Extenics Professional Committee (中國人工智能學會可拓學專業委員會), Guangzhou Extenics Information Technology Co., Ltd. (廣州可拓學信息科技有限公司) and珠海嘉博教育文化有限公司from 11th to 12th May 2019 in Guangzhou.  In Day 2, we visited Whampoa Military Academy (黃埔軍校) and discussed in the campus.


Minda and I was invited by Ms. Guo Jiayong (郭嘉詠) (Director & Head of International Department, Guangzhou Extenics Information Technology Co., Ltd.) to participate this special training camp.  


In the beginning, Ms. Li Jianming (李劍明) distributed the ticket to us.


We invited a representative to brief us about the history and background of Whampoa Military Academy.


Then we took a photo in front of two famous poem by Sun Yat-sen.
The revolution has not been successful. (革命尚未成功)

(Left: Ms. Liu Hui (劉惠) (Chairlady, Guangzhou Extenics Information Technology Co., Ltd.), Prof. Guo Chaoyun (郭超雲) (Visiting Professor, 北京理工大學珠海學院中國管理科學研究院), I and Minda)

Comrades still need to work hard (同志仍需努力)

(Left: Mr. Liu Zuosheng (刘作勝), Prof. Guo Chaoyun (郭超雲), Minda, I, Ms. Liu Hui (劉惠) and Mr. Liu Zuoyi(刘作意) (珠海潮州商会会))

Then I had an idea to encourage Extenics development though modifying this two famous sentence as follows.
Extenics revolution has not been successful. (可拓革命尚未成功)
Innovative comrades still need to work hard (創新同志仍需努力)


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