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


林家禮博士暢談「人工智能為新一代帶來的機遇」

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)

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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.
    


香港浸會大學今日(2月2日)舉辦「僱主午餐會2018」,讓約160位應屆畢業同學與逾500位來自不同界別的未來僱主認識和交流,藉此加強大學與社會各界的聯繫。數碼港主席林家禮博士應邀擔任午餐會的演講嘉賓,暢談「人工智能為新一代帶來的機遇」。

出席午餐會的嘉賓來自多個不同界別的本地和國際知名機構高級行政人員,包括教育界、政府、公關與傳訊、醫療、商會、會計界、市場營銷、非政府組織、科技界、零售、製造業,以及飲食及服務業等。

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。

林博士指出,未來將有六成的就業機會改為全自動化操作,涵蓋廣泛的專業領域如醫療、銀行、金融科技、保險、保安、法律等。他表示,隨著中國發展成為人工智能領域的新興主導國家,香港更應把握當前機遇去接受和學習AI這種科技而不應懼怕。

浸大校長錢大康教授於午餐會上與出席人士分享了大學多項鮮為人知的「秘密」,其中包括浸大是香港唯一一所院校提供中藥學本科課程,亦是唯一成立電影學院的本地大學。浸大現時共有370國際合作夥伴,以及十萬名校友遍佈世界各地。這些獨特的「秘密」一直推動浸大持續發展。錢教授亦指出,浸大正開展「人才100」計劃,積極在全球招聘100名學術人員,以協助加強大學在教學和研究上的實力。
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