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New Infrastructure to Boost Research and Development in AI and Creativity

Committed to cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, HKBU is expanding infrastructure to support research and development in artificial intelligence (AI) and creativity through collaboration with industry and academia.

Plans to enhance the University’s research capabilities include the development of the HKBU-Huawei Joint Laboratory of AI and the Tsinghua-HKBU AI Laboratory for Creative Arts, which signify HKBU’s long-term commitment in building partnerships with leading industry and academic partners  to drive innovative and impactful research in focus areas.

 

HKBU-Huawei Joint Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence

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Professor Guo Yike (right) exchanges the signed agreement with Ms. Liu Shan (Senior Technology Collaboration Manager) from Huawei.

HKBU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei to embark on a joint collaboration in artificial intelligence (AI) research, aiming to nurture local innovation talents and build a sustainable ecosystem for the industry.

 

The MoU was signed in December 2020 by Professor Roland Chin, the then President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU, and Dr. Matthew Leung, Director of Huawei Hong Kong R&D Center. Strategic research collaboration will be focused on artificial intelligence, information technology, communication technology, new materials, energy, etc. Both parties also expect to establish Joint Laboratory “HKBU-Huawei Joint Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence” in the near future.

 

“Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology infrastructure and smart devices. Through this industry-academia collaboration, I am confident that we will bring about impactful interdisciplinary research and nurture innovative AI talent for the blossoming industry,” said Professor Guo Yike, Vice-President (Research and Development) of HKBU.

 

Tsinghua-HKBU AI Laboratory for Creative Arts

The HKBU Augmented Creativity Laboratory and the Institute of Artificial Intelligence at  Tsinghua University signed a collaborative agreement in January 2021 to establish the Tsinghua-HKBU AI Laboratory for Creative Arts. The agreement will enable the universities to undertake collaborative research efforts in the broad fields of science and the arts, and to jointly organise events such as conferences, symposiums and expert seminars to facilitate interdisciplinary interactions fostering knowledge exchange. The two universities will combine their respective strengths to conduct impactful research on AI-based arts creation, especially music composition and music performance.

 

The Augmented Creativity Laboratory is one of the six interdisciplinary research laboratories established by HKBU last year to expand the University’s research strengths and drive cutting-edge research in focused areas. “The collaboration between HKBU and Tsinghua University will meet the fast-growing need for AI application in art creations,” remarked Prof Johnny Poon, Associate Vice-President (Interdisciplinary Research). “I believe the establishment of the Tsinghua-HKBU AI Laboratory for Creative Arts will bring synergies to both sides and further contribute to the research development in this area.”

 

(From left) Dr Liwei Yang, Senior Manager of the Mainland Development Office; Prof Johnny Poon, Associate Vice-President (Interdisciplinary Research); and Prof Yike Guo, Vice-President (Research and Development), Hong Kong Baptist University.

(From left) Dr Liwei Yang, Senior Manager of the Mainland Development Office; Prof Johnny Poon, Associate Vice-President (Interdisciplinary Research); and Prof Yike Guo, Vice-President (Research and Development), Hong Kong Baptist University.

(From left) Prof Zhiyuan Liu, Deputy Director, Departmental Affairs Committee, Department of Computer Science and Technology; Prof Guoliang Li, Deputy Director, Department of Computer Science and Technology; Prof Maosong Sun, Executive Deputy Dean, Institute of Artificial Intelligence; and Prof Yang Liu, Director, Research Institute of Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University.

(From left) Prof Zhiyuan Liu, Deputy Director, Departmental Affairs Committee, Department of Computer Science and Technology; Prof Guoliang Li, Deputy Director, Department of Computer Science and Technology; Prof Maosong Sun, Executive Deputy Dean, Institute of Artificial Intelligence; and Prof Yang Liu, Director, Research Institute of Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University.

 

 

 

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