Dr George Lam explains the opportunities for the new generation in the age of artificial intelligence


HKBU students introduce the University’s development and share their experience of university life with an employer (left)

學生主動與僱主 (左) 介紹大學最新發展,並分享他們的校園生活

Date: 02 Feb 2018 (Friday)


HKBU hosts luncheon to connect graduating students with potential employers

浸會大學舉辦僱主午餐會 促進僱主與學生聯繫

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) held its annual Employers’ Luncheon today (2 February), providing a valuable opportunity for some 160 graduating students to meet over 500 potential employers from a wide range of businesses and organisations. The occasion also enhances the University’s ties with the industrial and corporate world. At the Luncheon, the Chairman of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, Dr George Lam, shared on the topic “Opportunities for the New Generation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”.

The guests at the Luncheon were senior executives from numerous renowned local and international corporations in sectors including education, government, public relations and communications, medical, business associations, accountancy, marketing, non-government associations, technology, retail, manufacturing, and catering and hospitality.

In his address, Dr Lam shed light on the opportunities and challenges for the new generation in the age of artificial intelligence (AI). He explained that AI is the new generation of the economy, data is the currency and its digital assets, while young people are the new generation of citizens. He praised HKBU for its vision to produce new citizens suitably equipped for the new economy.

Dr Lam said that 60% of professional occupations will in future be automated, covering a wide spectrum of industries such as the medical sector, banking, FinTech, insurance, security, legal and so forth. With China becoming an emerging leading AI country/hub, Dr Lam said this creates a major opportunity for Hong Kong to embrace AI and not be afraid of it.

In his speech, HKBU President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Roland Chin spoke about a number of “HKBU secrets”. To name a few, HKBU is the only institution in Hong Kong to offer a Pharmacy in Chinese Medicine undergraduate programme and to have established an Academy of Film. In addition, it has 370 international partners and 100,000 alumni around the world. It is these unique “secrets” that have made HKBU strong. Professor Chin also introduced the launch of the Talent100 scheme under which 100 new academic staff will be recruited globally to strengthen teaching and research.



林博士於午餐會上致辭,闡述人工智能 (AI) 如何為新一代帶來機遇與挑戰。他解釋,AI將是新一代的經濟發展模式,數據將會成為貨幣和數碼資產,而年輕人就是新世代的社會公民。林博士讚揚浸大致力培育新世代社會公民以迎合新時代發展所需。


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