2018 Hong Kong International Artificial Intelligence Summit

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a focal point in the arena of engineering, technology, investment and manufacturing industry globally.  Initiated by Tsinghua University and The University of Hong Kong, the first “Hong Kong International AI Summit” will be held on November 30, 2018 to foster research and collaborations on the applications of AI on Finance Technology.  It is also aimed at exploring the development opportunities of AI in Financial Technology.  This Summit will be held annually to advocate exchange and collaborations between academics and industrial sectors for the technological advancement of Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area and the World.

Date: 2018.11.30 (Friday)
Venue: Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

Dean Chao talks about Artificial Intelligence

Prof Victor Li talks about how AI can solve societal problems

Prof Li talks about the application of big data in 10 years’ time

Chuck Ng talks about how we should prepare for the AI era

Prof Ricky Kwok talks about AI education

Summit Itinerary (Tentative)

2018.11.30 (Friday)

Opening Ceremony

  • Welcome remarks by Professor Xiang ZHANG, President and Vice Chancellor, The University of Hong Kong
  • Welcome remarks by Professor QIU Yong, President, Tsinghua University
  • Address by Mr. Nicholas YANG, GBS, JP, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR Government
  • Special remarks by Professor Joseph KLAFTER, President, Tel Aviv University
Grand Hall,
Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre,
Centennial Campus
09:25-09:55 Keynote Speech 1
“Artificial Intelligence: Angel or Devil?”
Professor TAN Tieniu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R
09:55-10:25 Keynote Speech 2
“FinTech and its Scientific Drivers”
Professor Andrew Chi-Chih YAO, Tsinghua University
10:25-10:55 Keynote Speech 3
Operating Blockchains at Physical Limits”
Professor David TSE, Stanford University
10:55-11:10 Coffee Break

Invited Speeches

  • “AI’s Data Challenge and Solutions”
    Professor Qiang YANG, The Hong Kong University of  Science and Technology
  • “Machine Learning with Contextual Knowledge”
    Professor Yike GUO, Imperial College London
  • “The Practice of AI Applications in China Merchants Bank
    Mr. CHEN Kunde, China Merchants Bank

Panel Discussion on “FinTech”

  • Professor Douglas Wayne ARNER, The University of Hong Kong (Panel Host)
  • Professor Philip YU, The University of Hong Kong
  • Dr. YIU Siu-ming, The University of Hong Kong
  • Mr. Tetsuzo MATSUMOTO, Japan Link Corporation
  • Mr. ZENG Qiang, China Bridge Capital
12:25-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-14:15 Keynote Speech 4
“A New Golden Ages for Computer Architecture”
Professor David PATTERSON, University of California, Berkeley
Grand Hall,
Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre,
Centennial Campus
14:15-14:45 Keynote Speech 5
“A Bayesian LSTM Model to Evaluate the Effects of Air Pollution Control Regulations in China”
Professor Victor LI On-kwok, The University of Hong Kong

Invited Speeches

  • “Multi-Core Heterogeneous AI Processor : The Road to Intelligent Moore”
    Mr. Raymond ZHANG, Vimicro Corporation
  • “Designing Deep Learning Algorithms in a Data Driven Way”
    Professor YU Yizhou, The University of Hong Kong
  • “Input Intention Prediction in Natural User Interface”
    Professor SHI Yuanchun, Tsinghua University  
15:30-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-16:15 Keynote Speech 6
“AI in the Financial Industry: Opportunities and Challenges”
Professor Wai-keung LI, The University of Hong Kong

Panel Discussion on “Applications in AI”

  • Professor Francis CHIN, The University of Hong Kong (Panel Host)
  • Professor YIN Guo-sheng, The University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Guillermo GALLEGO, The Hong Kong University of  Science and Technology
  • Professor LIN Dahua, SenseTime
  • Mr. Sean PENG, WI Harper Group Inc
16:45-17:00 Closing Remarks by the Summit Co-Chairs
Professor ZHANG Bo, Tsinghua University
Professor Christopher CHAO, The University of Hong Kong  
17:00-18:00 Networking Cocktail Foyer of Grand Hall
18:00 End of Programme

Summit Moderators:

Morning Session:             Professor John KAO, Vice President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global), The University of Hong Kong
Afternoon Session:          Professor YANG Bin, Vice President and Provost, Tsinghua University

Summit Co-Chairs:

Professor ZHANG Bo
Director, Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Tsinghua University
Professor Christopher CHAO
Dean, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Hong Kong

Invited Speakers

A) Keynote Speakers

1 Professor Victor LI On-kwok
Chair of Information Engineering; Cheng Yu-Tung Professorship in Sustainable development Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong
2 Professor Wai-keung LI Chair of Statistics, The University of Hong Kong; Elected Member of ISI, Elected Fellow of ASA, Elected Fellow of IMS, Honorary Member of HKSS
3 Professor David A. PATTERSON
Pardee Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley; Turing Award Winner (2017)
4 Professor TAN Tieniu Academician, The Chinese Academy of Sciences
5 Professor David TSE Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University; Member, National Academy of Engineering
6 Professor Andrew Chi-Chih YAO Academician, Dean, Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, Tsinghua University; Turing Award Winner (2000)

B) Invited Speakers

1 Mr. CHEN Kunde Chief Information Officer, China Merchants Bank
2 Professor GUO Yi-ke Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computing, Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London
3 Professor SHI Yuanchun Director, Institute of HCI and Media Integration, Department of Computer Science, Tsinghua University
4 Professor YANG Qiang New Bright Professor of Engineering, Chair Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Founding President, Hong Kong Society of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
5 Professor YU Yizhou Professor, Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong
6 Mr. Raymond ZHANG Chief Technology Officer, Vimicro Corporation

C) Panelists

1 Professor Douglas Wayne ARNER Kerry Holdings Professor in Law, Department of Law, The University of Hong Kong
2 Professor Francis CHIN Emeritus and Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong
3 Professor Guillermo GALLEGO Head & Chair Professor of Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics; Crown Worldwide Professor of Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
4 Professor LIN Dahua Assistant Professor, Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Director, CUHK-SenseTime Joint Lab
5 Mr. Tetsuzo (Ted) MATSUMOTO Chief Executive Officer, Japan Link Corp.
6 Mr. Sean PENG Managing Director, WI Harper Group Inc.
7 Professor YIN Guo-sheng Head, Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science; Patrick S C Poon Professor in Statistics and Actuarial Science, The University of Hong Kong
8 Dr. YIU Siu-ming Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong
9 Professor Philip YU Associate Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science;
Assistant Dean (Taught Postgraduate Programmes), Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong
10 Mr. ZENG Qiang Founding Partner, China Bridge Capital







Supporting Organizations: (in alphabetical order)

Berkeley Chinese Alumni International Association
China Artificial Intelligence Industry Alliance
Greater Bay Area Entrepreneur Alliance
Hong Kong University Alumni Association
Hong Kong University Graduates Association
International Universities Innovation Alliance

Sumavision Technologies Co., Ltd
Tsinghua Alumni Association of Shenzhen
Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute
Vimicro Corporation
WI Harper Group
Wonderful Sky Financial Group Holdings Limited

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