Human, Machine, Art, Creativity:
An International Symposium
Date: 7 - 9 August 2022
Venue: Pier 1929, Western Monastery, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
This international symposium will gather world-renowned researchers from academia and industry, crossing different expertise areas, to jointly discuss emerging topics in Human-Machine symbiotic art creativity, including the enabling technologies of symbiotic art creation and manifestation, the aesthetics and cognitive values of symbiotic art creativity, a new trend of art economy with Web 3.0, new issues raised in the new form of art society, and the impacts on art community stakeholders, etc. We aspire to push the creative boundaries by unveiling the future of art with Artificial Intelligence. We cordially invite you to join us and witness this happening in any possible way.
Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra Annual Gala Concert 2022
Date: 14 July 2022 (Thu)
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, we are privileged to present our transdisciplinary research in AI-powered visual and performing arts in this concert. The artworks are created by our Super AI Artist model, by harnessing the powerful art data repository and the new generative AI algorithms. We cordially invite you to join us and enjoy the world's first human-machine collaborative performance at the concert!
HKBU Distinguished Lecture:
Seeing Through the Hype or Demystifying the Metaverse by Prof. Yike Guo
Date: 22 February 2022
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
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 Art Technologies Forum
Date: 31 August 2021
Venue: WLB 103/Zoom (Lam Woo International Conference Centre, HKBU)
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