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Human, Machine, Art, Creativity: 
An International Symposium

Date: 7 - 9 August 2022

Venue: Pier 1929, Western Monastery, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre


This event serves as a precursor to the research project entitled “Building Platform Technologies for Symbiotic Creativity in Hong Kong” and will be held before the launch of the three application projects. We intend to invite well-known scientists, artists, and members of the industry and the public from all over the world to participate in this event to exchange ideas, share experiences and ignite sparks in the fields of AI and arts, so as to determine the future development direction of these fields. At that time, philosophical wisdom will be nurtured in the graceful Western Monastery; beauty and art will be created at Pier 1929; and the white paper and achievements exhibition of AI and arts will be displayed to the public at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.   






HKBU Distinguished Lecture:
Seeing Through the Hype or Demystifying the Metaverse by Prof. Yike Guo

Date: 22 February 2022

Venue: Zoom


The concept of Metaverse gains significant attention from both academic and industrial communities. It is widely agreed that a metaverse refers to a network of 3D virtual world with strong social connections. Many most recent developed technologies, such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, XR and AI constitute core components of the paradigm. However, this term has been considerably over-used as a buzzword to exaggerate development progress for these related technologies. In this talk, Prof. Guo would like to provide a comprehensive discussion of the development of this paradigm from the perspectives of future humanity and the economy in a new internet era.






HKBU Annual Christmas Lecture:
A Gentle Introduction to AI Creation by Dr. Harry Shum

Date: 21 December 2021

Venue: Tsang Chan Sik Yue Auditorium, Level 2, AAB


World-renowned artificial intelligence expert Dr Harry Shum, recipient of the honorary doctorate in Science from HKBU in 2020, delivered a talk on “A Gentle Introduction to AI Creation” at the HKBU Annual Christmas Lecture on 21 December 2021.   


In the Lecture, Dr Shum talked about the recent development in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning, which has made AI creation an exciting cross-disciplinary research area with many practical application scenarios. He then introduced three principles of AI creation and discussed the full pipeline of the AI creation process, from creating to rendering to packing.






QS Asia-Pacific Professional Leaders in Education (QS APPLE) 2021 Conference

Date: 1-3 November 2021

Venue: Online 


Hong Kong Baptist University hosted the QS Asia-Pacific Professional Leaders in Education (QS APPLE) 2021 Conference from 1 to 3 November. This year’s virtual event gathered inspiring thought leaders and world-renowned experts to examine “Future Rebalance: Emerging trends and workforce in the Asia Pacific”. With a rich program of interactive panels and keynotes spread across 5 exciting conference tracks – Crossing Disciplinary Divides | Thriving Through Collaboration |  Cultivating Great Minds | Finding the Next Big Thing | Student Flows During a Pandemic.




Next Generation

Next-Generation Art Technologies Forum

Date: 31 August 2021

Time: 15:00-17:15

Venue: WLB 103/Zoom (Lam Woo International Conference Centre, HKBU)


Roundtable discussions:

1. Where is Technological Innovation Heading in Arts and Culture?

2. How and Why do Organisations Invest In Art Technologie?



Art Technologies of today

Prof Yike Guo, Vice-President (Research and Development), HKBU


Future Art Cinema Systems: Next Generation Art Technologies

Prof Sarah Kenderdine, laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+), EPFL

Prof Jeffrey Shaw, Yeung Kin Man Chair Professor of Media Art, CityU

Prof Mette Hjort, Dean of Arts, HKBU