Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association (HKETA) Symposium on Innovation & Technology 2018 was co-organized with HKTDC on 13th Oct 2018. The symposium separated into two parts. Part 1 named AI Empowerment – Grow without Limits on 13th Oct 2018 (whole day) and Part 2 named Technologies & Success Applications in An Age of AI on 16th Oct 2018 (Morning). I attended the Part 1 and took a photo in front of the banner.
I met Mr. David T.W. Chung (Principal Consultant, InnoEdge Consulting Ltd.) and we took a photo in his exhibition booth. They located in the startup exhibition supporting service area.
In the beginning, Ir. Victor Choi (Chairman of HKETA) gave welcome remarks. He said AI is a very hot topic in 2018 and hope the symposium would bring more insights about technology advancement.
The Honourable Nicholas W. Yang (GBS, JP, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSARG) gave opening remarks. He introduced recently I&T policy to support industry from upstream (University research) to downstream (Smart production). He expected hi-tech and less land required industry in Hong Kong expecially AIR (AI and Robotic).
first speaker was Mr. Vicent Wong (Associate Director, Consulting, Deloitte China) and his presentation topic entitled “AI is here – Smarter together”. Firstly, Mr. Wong introduced Deloitte scope of services included Consulting, Audit & Assurance, Tax & Business Advisory, Legal, Risk Advisory, and Financial Advisory.
Then he quoted survey that 87% of executives expected AI to be important or very important to products and services offerings; 92% to Internal Processes. He also mentioned AI as a collection of Cognitive Technology such as Computer Vison, Machine Learning, NLP, etc.
After that Mr. Wong briefed AI with different enterprise functions and raised six key items to develop AI strategy below:
i) Developing an AI-Lead Culture
ii) Aligning with Strategic Priorities
iii) Owning the competitive landscape and creating Values
iv) Utilizing the right resource
v) The new development framework
vi) Continuous Learning
Lastly, Mr. Vicent Wong concluded that we needed to Jump into AI now and Focus on Change, as well as, Learnt & Worked AI with Experts.
The second speaker was Ms. Lain Mann (Global Congress Lead, Global Commercial Operations, Pfizer) and her presentation named “Human Centered Design in an Artificial Intelligence World”. Her goal for the talk were surface understanding of design thinking mindset and how design thinking and AI complement each other.
Firstly, she briefed the Design Thinking steps with her cheat sheet included Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype and Test.
i) Empathize (To create meaningful innovations, you need to know your users and care about their lives.)
ii) Define (framing the right problem is the only way to create the right solution.)
iii) Ideate (It’s not about coming up with the ‘right’ idea, it’s about generating the broadest range of possibilities.)
iv) Prototypes (Build to think and test to learn.)
v) Test (Testing is an opportunity to learn about your solution and your user.)
Ms. Lain Mann demonstrated different cases to share design thinking. Lastly, she mentioned AI Bot to take several sources of data and digest it to create a unique customer ID that could tell a compelling data analysis story.
The third speaker was Ms. Jessie Lin (VP, SenseTime) and her topic was “The Future is Now – Empowering Industry through AI”. She briefed SenseTime was specialized in Deep Learning and Computer Vision.
Then Ms. Jessie Lin briefed their AI Solution such as Smart Retail with three steps.
i) Store Management (Big Data Analysis)
ii) Understanding Customer (Who, Where, What)
iii) New Experience (e.g. Unmanned Stores)Other solution included AI + Fintech (Face Unlock), AI + Automobile, etc.
Finally, she concluded that “The Future is Here, Vaguely Visible.”
Panel Discussion, Mr. MY Wong (SBS, JP, Chairman, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) and the Honourable Charles Mok (JP, Legislative Councilor (IT) was one of panelists. Mr. MY Wong asked two questions for discussion and they were “How AI help SME?” and “How attract and train more AI talents?”
Ms. Winnie Chu (Business Group Lead, Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft Hong Kong) was the fourth speaker in afternoon session and her presentation was “Transforming Business through AI”. She said Microsoft AI amplifying Human Ingenuity that extending your capability included “Make amazing content”, “Get work done smarter and faster”, “Visualized data” and “Work naturally with ink and touch”.
Then she briefed their AI breakthroughs in Vision, Speech and Language. Transforming industries with Microsoft AI included Financial Service, Retail, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Education and Government.
Lastly, Ms. Chu introduce Microsoft AI Certification Program which included Data Science, AI and Big Data and provided different training to Hong Kong universities.
Dr. MeiKei Ieong (CTO, ASTRI) was the fifth speaker and his topic named “Human-AI Collaborations”. Firstly, he showed a video with Andy Lau’s view on AI.
Then he briefed ASTRI Big Data Analytics Platform including FinTech, Intelligent Manufacturing and Digital Marketing. He also discussed the potential Impacts of AI as follows:
i) Adoption of new technologies is a slow process.
ii) Workers can adjust to changing technology.
iii) Technological change also generates additional jobs.
At the end, Dr. Ieong demonstrated how to develop Andy’s view of AI video.
It needed algorithms for FaceSwap Detection to matching his speech face images.
The sixth speaker was Mr. David Chow (Partner and General Manager, Global Business Services, IBM Hong Kong) and his presentation entitled “The Journey to AI and The Rise of Platform Centric Business Architectures”. He said our data was our most valuable asset and we were only mining 2%.
Then he introduced their Big Data and AI Technology Accelerate Digital Transformation model.
Lastly, he stated IBM cognitive Customer Care Platform with Watson Assistant to us.
Mr. Garrick Ng (CTO, Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan, Cisco) was the last speaker and his presentation topic was “AI/ML in Networking, Collaboration and Security”. He said AI across industries including Finance, Healthcare, Media & Entertainment, Security & Defense, and Retail.
Then he explained the concepts of AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning. “The neural net is a powerful and diverse tool frequently used at Cisco”, Mr. Garrick Ng said.
Finally, Mr. Ng introduced Cisco’s Product Portfolio included AI application.
He explained Machine Learning was Cognitive Collaboration with three possible applications.
At the end, HKETA symposium committee took a group photo.
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