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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 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.   

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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?

 

Presentations:

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

 

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