Collaboration of CUHK Faculty of Engineering and SenseTime on AI Education
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Faculty of Engineering and SenseTime Group Ltd (SenseTime) have recently launched a new collaboration on Artificial Intelligence (AI) education with the signing of a collaborative agreement. AI is the technology that uses machine intelligence to simulate human intelligence in performing tasks and solving problems. The application areas include visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, machine translation, self-driving cars, and more. The technology has broad implications as a disruptive force that is reshaping the world and changing the ways humans live and work in the future.
CUHK, which has a pool of top-tier talents in AI and sophisticated scientific research facilities, will collaborate with the world’s leading AI company SenseTime to promote AI education in Hong Kong. The collaborative agreement covers joint efforts to bring up the new generation of AI talent in the coming three years. And through the participation in international AI competitions, exchange programmes and exhibitions, talents with outstanding performance are encouraged to enroll in the engineering programmes in universities. The two parties will also actively engage in future educational activities by encouraging the young generation to explore AI and improve their literacy level, which includes the positive and ethical use of AI, as well as the limitations and risks. In addition, both parties hope to extend their collaborative efforts to research activities on technological advancement and societal applications of AI.
Professor Martin D. F. Wong, Dean of Engineering, CUHK, remarked, “AI is one of the key research areas of the Faculty, and developing young talent and promoting technology education is a strong belief we share with SenseTime. Building on our deeply established ties, I expect the collaborative efforts from this Agreement will lead to increased participation of young students in our educational activities which will ultimately cultivate a new generation of engineering leaders in AI.”
Mr. Hailong Shang, Managing Director of SenseTime Hong Kong, said, “At SenseTime, ‘Lead AI Innovation to Power the Future’ has always been our mission. While pushing ahead for technological innovations, we are also committed to promoting AI education for all. CUHK has long been renowned for its research and development work in AI. With this collaboration, we aim to join hands with CUHK to cultivate more exceptional AI talents and contribute to the AI communities in academia and industry alike.”
SenseTime is the world’s leading artificial intelligence (AI) company, focused on computer vision and deep learning. The company takes the leading position in the industry in many areas, including the total amount of financing and valuation. Entrusted by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China to establish the National Open Innovation Platform for Next-Generation Artificial Intelligence on Intelligent Vision, SenseTime is the fifth national AI platform in China (along with Alibaba Cloud, Baidu, Tencent and iFLYTEK).
With the mission of leading AI innovation to power the future, SenseTime has independently developed a deep learning platform, supercomputing centers, and a range of AI technologies such as face recognition, image recognition, object recognition, text recognition, medical image analysis, video analysis, autonomous driving, and remote sensing. In doing so, SenseTime has become China’s largest AI algorithm provider.
SenseTime leads the market in almost all vertical industries, including smart city, smartphone, mobile internet, online entertainment, automobile, finance, retail, education, real estate and so on. The company boasts more than 700 customers and partners in China and overseas, including world-renowned institutions and companies such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Qualcomm, NVIDIA, Honda, Alibaba, Suning, China Mobile, UnionPay, Wanda, Xiaomi, OPPO, vivo, and Weibo.
The company has offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Kyoto, Tokyo and Singapore.
About the Faculty of Engineering
The Faculty of Engineering, CUHK is one of the pioneers in the research on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and deep learning. It has received top awards in international challenges for face recognition and visual recognition. The CUHK Multimedia Laboratory was named as one of the pioneers in AI research, the only institution in Asia to receive this recognition. Different research teams in the Departments of Information Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, and Computer Science and Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering are dedicated to the applications of AI and deep learning in various areas.