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. 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.
Group photo of CAAI可拓創新特訓營
Minda and I took a photo in front of the banner.
In the beginning of Day 1 camp, Prof. Yang Chunyan (楊春燕) chaired the first session and introduced guest experts and invited Prof. Cai Wen to give us a special report.
Prof. Cai Wen (蔡文) was keynote speaker and his topic named “Progress in the Promotion of Extenics Research and Application” (可拓學研究與應用推廣進展). Prof. Cai said “Extenics is to study the possibility of matters’ extension and rules and methods of innovation with formalized models.”
Then he explained the Extenics mainly to solve contradiction problem which separated into incompatible problems and antithetical problems. All participants were focused on Prof. Cai Wen explanation and examples. He also said innovation came from solving the contradiction problems.
And then he briefed the basic elements (i.e. Matter element, Affair element and Relation element).
After that Prof. Cai briefed the application of Extenics included in fields of Management, Engineering, Training, Machine, Construction and Robotics, as well as, AI etc.
In 2004, Extenics was evaluated by fellows of China Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering that Extenics is original developed by Chinese scholar and it is a new and horizontal discipline covered philosophy, mathematics and engineering.
Finally, Prof. Cai briefed recently promotion activities for internationalization and socialization of Extenics included in Hong Kong and Macao activities. Hong Kong Society for Quality (HKSQ) provided a promotion platform to the whole quality associations in the world. At the end, he summarized that this topic was selected in 1976 and his first paper published on 1983. The Extenics included Extension Theory, Extension Innovation Method and Extension Engineering.
The second speaker was Prof. Yang Chunyan (楊春燕) and her topic entitled “Extension Innovation Four Steps Method” (可拓創新四步法). Firstly, Prof. Yang briefed the new requirement for people under digital live era. Many industries under challenge were not from the competitor but from others. ( <三體>小說: 我消滅你, 與你無關.) Method is key for living in digital era.
Then Prof. Yang introduced Extension Innovation Four Steps Method. We needed to identify the project first before use four step. We needed to find out the goal and condition. And then we established Extension Model using basic elements. “Extension Analysis” employed to create many new ideas and “Transformation” those ideas into possible solutions. Last step was “Selection” to choice the best solution.
After that Prof. Yang used six toothpicks to create four triangles as exercise and then she explained how to use Extension analysis to generate different ideas for solving the problem.
The last step was “Selection” and its principles included “Purpose”, “Holistic”, “Practicable” and “Stability”. The selection measurement indicators could be creativity, innovative, beauty, technology, etc.
At the end, Prof. Yang use a picture to summarize the Extension Innovation Four Steps Method.
During lunch time, Ms. He Rongrong (何昕容) (Assistant of President, Guangzhou Extenics Information Technology Co., Ltd.) led us to go to Sun Yat-sen University (中山大學) canteen.
Minda and I took a photo when we queued for food.
It is very good and we could select different types of food for sharing.
After lunch, I visited the office of Guangzhou Extenics Information Technology Co., Ltd. and took a photo with Ms. He Rongrong (何昕容) and Ms. Peng Lishi (彭麗詩).
Ms. Liu Hui (劉惠) (Chairlady, Guangzhou Extenics Information Technology Co., Ltd.) chaired the afternoon session and introduced the speaker Prof. Xingsen Li (李興森).
Prof. Xingsen Li (李興森) was the third speaker and his presentation was “Extension Thinking and Training to deal with Complex Problems” (處理複雜問題的可拓思維及訓練). Firstly, Prof. Li explained why problem become complicated because of internet, IoT, Big Data and AI. So the change was fast, dynamic and uncertain.
Then Prof. Li quoted many ancient smart cases to explain creative thinking by inspiration (靈感) was randomly, suddenly and was not predictable. The key of creative thinking to get inspiration systematically should be through “Method”.
And then Prof. Li summarized all innovation methods in the world and introduced “Extenics” which was Chinese original innovation method.
After that Prof. Li introduced Conjugation Analysis through four dimensions and they were Physical, Systematic, Dynamic and Antithetic.
Finally, Prof. Li mentioned three innovation application were to change the basic element, criteria and/or Universe of Discourse.
The last session was case study and participants discussion. Prof. Yang Chunyan (楊春燕) led this part.
Then Prof. Xingsen Li (李興森) briefed the exercises that would be discussed during tomorrow camp in Whampoa Military Academy (黃埔軍校).
He also reviewed the overall Extension Innovation Method using one slide.
At the end, Dr. Tang Long (湯龍) briefed some background of Whampoa Military Academy (黃埔軍校) and raise three relevant exercises for your preparation.
After one day training, our team had seafood dinner near the hotel. We thanked Naida’s dinner and her hospitality.
(Left: 文靜 (Naida) (廣州科技職業技術學院), Ms. Guo Jiayong (郭嘉詠), Ms Janet Cheong (張辰僖) (Executive Director/Vice GM, Waiman Group), Ms. Minda Chiang and I))
Extenics (可拓學) - http://extenics.gdut.edu.cn/
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) - http://extenics.gdut.edu.cn/info/1041/1302.htm
Guangdong University of Technology (廣東工業大學) - http://www.gdut.edu.cn/
全国第16届可拓学年会在珠海成功召开 - http://extenics.gdut.edu.cn/info/1049/2474.htm
Previous Extenics Annual Meeting activities:
20180519: Visit to Whampoa Military Academy (黃埔軍校) in Guangzhou - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2018/05/visit-to-whampoa-military-academy-in.html
20180818: The 16th Annual Meeting of the Extenics (全國第16屆可拓學年會) – Day 1 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-16th-annual-meeting-of-extenics-16.html
20180819: The 16th Annual Meeting of the Extenics (全國第16屆可拓學年會) – Day 2 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-16th-annual-meeting-of-extenics-16_19.html
20190511: CAAI可拓創新特訓營 – Day 1 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2019/05/caai-day-1.html
20190512: CAAI可拓創新特訓營 – Day 2 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2019/05/caai-day-2.html