3 June 2019

CUHK 55th Anniversary “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series
CUHK Professor Helen Meng Gives the Fifth Lecture



Professor Helen Meng from the Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), spoke on the topic “Artificial Intelligence in Speaking and Listening for Learning and Well-Being” in the fifth lecture of “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series today (3 June). The lecture drew about 200 CUHK staff members and students, alumni, secondary school students and members of the public. Professor Meng talked about her experiences and achievements in her field of scientific research. She had a fruitful discussion with the moderators and also took questions from the audience.

Professor Meng has been studying artificial intelligence (AI) for years. She is also an expert in speech and language technologies. In recent years, she has been dedicated to developing Cantonese intelligent speech systems for patients with strokes and cerebral palsy to facilitate their reintegration into society. Professor Meng talked in the lecture about the operation of the AI system and whether it will threaten the future of mankind, as featured in science fiction movies.  

CUHK “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series

To celebrate the 55th anniversary of CUHK, the University is conducting “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series which assemble the wisdom, strength and distinction of CUHK experts from across different disciplines and disseminates these in the community. The eight lectures cover various topics including translational medicine, artificial intelligence, food supply and sustainable agriculture, physics and the universe, history and psychology. Outstanding CUHK professors are presenting to the public their research experience and achievements and delivering abstruse knowledge in laymen’s terms. 

Free admission, and all are welcome. Details of the other three forthcoming lectures under “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series can be found at:
www.55.cuhk.edu.hk/the-pursuit-of-wisdom-lecture-series

Professor Helen Meng from the Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), spoke on the topic “Artificial Intelligence in Speaking and Listening for Learning and Well-Being” in the fifth lecture of “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series
Professor Helen Meng from the Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), spoke on the topic “Artificial Intelligence in Speaking and Listening for Learning and Well-Being” in the fifth lecture of “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series

Professor Meng had a fruitful discussion with the moderators. Ken Kwok (left, an alumnus of CUHK Department of Politics and Public Administration) and Mr. Wu Xixin (right, a PhD student from CUHK Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management)
Professor Meng had a fruitful discussion with the moderators. Ken Kwok (left, an alumnus of CUHK Department of Politics and Public Administration) and Mr. Wu Xixin (right, a PhD student from CUHK Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management)

The lecture drew around 200 guests.
The lecture drew around 200 guests.