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Club Lunch: Artificial Intelligence – The New Global Arms Race

Date: 7 Aug 2018 12:30 PM | Venue:

Artificial Intelligence –
The New Global Arms Race
Professor Kam-Fai Wong
Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
12:30pm for 12:45pm – Lunch
1:15pm – Address
1st Floor
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly becoming a key battleground between the US and Chinese superpowers and a critical sector in the high-speed development of the digital world. Russia, the UK, Canada and other are also rushing to catch up by boosting investment in AI. What is AI and why does it matter? How does China plan to win the race for dominance in AI? Professor Wong will answer these questions and more, and explain how AI is revolutionising the way we all live and work. That includes the work of journalists: advanced AI might make it easier for reporters to distinguish truth from rumour – or it might lead to journalists being replaced by robots. He will address a wide range of AI topics, sharing facts and figures about the latest global trends in AI. He will also talk about the problem of data credibility in the digital era and introduce his work in rumour detection.


Professor Wong’s research has focused on Chinese computing, databases and information retrieval. He was recently appointed as one of the first batch of 61 national experts by The Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (CAAI). He has published over 250 technical papers in these areas in different international journals and for conferences and books.



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