We are thrilled to announce that Astra Optics Limited, a spin-off company of Prof. Shih-Chi Chen under CPII, wins Champion of Asia Technology Entrepreneurship Conference (ATEC) Startup Competition 2023 on 5th November 2023
Specializing in groundbreaking 3D nanofabrication technology, Astra Optics Limited aims to revolutionize the micro-additive manufacturing industry by addressing critical bottlenecks in current state-of-the-art solutions. Astra Optics Limited offers a revolutionary 3D printing technology that is significantly faster than existing commercial methods. In addition, their solution reduces manufacturing costs to only 10% of the traditional expense.
In the semiconductor industry, microfabrication involves manufacturing on a scale smaller than a human hair. Nanofabrication operates at an even smaller scale. For comparison, one nanometer is vastly smaller than a micrometer. It involves creating minute structures and devices much finer than what the unaided human eye can see.
Congratulations to Professor Chen and the entire team at Astra Optics Limited for their exceptional accomplishment!
Join us at the InnoHK Summit 2023: From Collaborative Research To Real World Impact!
InnoHK Summit 2023 will bring together over 50 prominent speakers and top experts from industry and academia, making it a significant gathering to highlight the InnoHK initiative and showcase pioneering research. Our Centre Director Professor Helen Meng will be delivering a presentation from 11:20 am to 12:00 pm during the “”Presentations of InnoHK’s Centre Directors – AI and Robotics Session” to highlight our groundbreaking researches and projectes.
All InnoHK Centres, including ours, will present accomplishments at the Summit, which aims to establish Hong Kong as a global research collaboration hub. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about the latest breakthroughs and real-world impact worldwide.
CPII is pleased to announce that our Centre Director, Prof. Meng, had the honor of participating in the Hong Kong International Computer Conference (HKICC) 2023, held on 27th and 28th September 2023. The Opening Ceremony is officiated by Professor SUN Dong, JP, Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry, the Government of Hong Kong SAR and Professor Tang Weiqing, Secretary General of China Computer Federation, together with Dr. Rocky Cheng, President of Hong Kong Computer Society, Professor Cao Jian-Nong, Chairperson of HKICC 2023 Conference Committee, and our Centre Director, Prof. Helen Meng.
Hong Kong International Computer Conference, organized by the Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS) since 1978, is an annual flagship event in the field. This year, the conference focused on the theme of “AI for Economic Development and Social Good” emphasizing the opportunities presented by Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the ICT industry in Hong Kong. Prof. Meng, under the topic “AI for Industry,” delivered a captivating keynote speech titled “AI for the Future: Creating Hong Kong’s First Pre-tertiary AI Curriculum.” Her presentation shed light on the crucial role of AI and its impact on shaping Hong Kong’s educational landscape.
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CPII is pleased to participate in the CUHK Entrepreneur Day 2023, which featured an exhibition, thematic seminars, interactive displays, and an entrepreneurship competition. As a CUHK InnoHK Centre, CPII was honored to exhibit our own innovations in artificial intelligence at this annual event.
We were honored to receive distinguished guests at our booth, including Prof. Sun Dong, Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry, Professor Rocky Tuan, Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, and Professor Anthony Chan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK. Their visit demonstrated strong support for CPII’s innovations in AI. Besides, we are proud to highlight that one of our inventions, CPII AI Meeting Assistant, was applied during the grand opening ceremony and keynote speech. CPII AI Meeting Assistant is our invented technology which could provide simultaneous interpretation and translation from Cantonese or Putonghua voice to English text.
Moving forward, CPII will continuously refine our technology to realize the full potential of artificial intelligence, and help to drive transformative impacts across diverse industries.
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As one of the CUHK InnoHK Centres, CPII was invited to showcase our research and development works at CUHK Innovation Day 2023 on 21 September. Commissioner for Innovation and Technology, Mr. Ivan LEE, visited our booth and displayed significant interest in our groundbreaking projects.
During CUHK Innovation Day 2023, our Program Leader and Principal Investigator, Prof. Yeung Yam delivered a thematic talk that showcased CPII’s cutting-edge research and innovations in AI-enabled personalized design and fabrication.
Prof. Yam presented several key innovations, including the incorporation of a 3D Photogrammetry Scanner, an industrial full-automatic knitting machine, and the 4D knitting technology. The 3D Photogrammetry Scanner enables the complete digitization of a human subject’s key features. The industrial full-automatic knitting machine automates the creation of knitting maps based on a given 3D design, streamlining the knitting process. The knitting technology combines 3D and motion dimensions to generate customized knitting maps that enhance elasticity and pressure in specific regions. This integration forms an end-to-end process that encompasses 3D scanning, design, and the production of the final product.
These advancements are aimed at designing and fabricating personalized wearables and devices that are specifically tailored to support their intended functions and purposes.
As one of the CUHK InnoHK Centres, Centre for Perceptual and Interactive Intelligence (CPII) is honored to participate in the CUHK Innovation Day 2023 – an annual technology extravaganza which will feature thematic talks from the distinguished InnoHK Centres and an exhibition highlighting outstanding start-up projects.
Our Program Leader and Principal Investigator, Prof. Yeung Yam, will deliver a thematic talk entitled “Fabrication and AI-enabled Applications of 3D-formed Composite Materials” which will provide valuable insights into CPII’s integration of novel substances like carbon fiber into wearable fabrics to augment their capabilities.
Thematic Talk Details
Date: 21 September, 2023
Time: 11:45am – 12:45pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, G/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK
Speaker: Prof. Yeung Yam
Topic: Fabrication and AI-enabled Applications of 3D-formed Composite Materials
CPII is delighted to announce that our Principal Investigator, Professor Chen Shih-Chi, and his team were awarded the Silver Medal at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2023 with the Femtosecond Projection NanoPrinter. The International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva is the world’s most significant global event exclusively dedicated to inventions since 1972. This year, the event was held on 26 April to 30 April 2023 and attracted over 1000 inventions and about 800 exhibitors from 40 countries.
CPII is delighted to announce that our Centre Director, Prof. Helen Meng, was invited to speak at the China Artificial Intelligence Industry Annual Meeting (CAIIAM2022) held in Suzhou on 7 May. The conference brought together leading experts and industry professionals in the field of Artificial Intelligence to discuss the ethical and governance issues surrounding large-scale AI models.
During the conference, Professor Meng emphasized the importance of responsible AI development and ethical considerations. She pointed out that ethical norms should be considered from a macro perspective, and that ethical considerations must be prioritized in the design phase of AI development.
CPII is pleased to announce that our Centre Director, Prof. Helen Meng, participated as a keynote speaker at the Town Hall Meeting Series – ChatGPT Seminar on 9 May 2023. The event is jointly organized by the Legislative Council Office of the Hon. Duncan Chiu, Legislative Council Office of the Hon. William WONG Kam-fai, Hong Kong Computer Society, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Alliance, and Hong Kong Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Society. Prof. Meng shared her insights on the topic of “Conversational AI, Generative AI, ChatGPT, GPTx, and Our Future”. Professor Sun Dong, JP, Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry Bureau encouraged the AI talents in Hong Kong and expressed that Hong Kong has the potential for many achievements in the field of Generative AI with its computing capability, data and talent.
CPII is pleased to announce the jointly organized seminar “Conversational AI, Generative AI, ChatGPT, GPTx and our Future’ is successfully held 8 May 2023. Our Centre Director, Professor Meng gave a speech on the overview of different AI technologies and their impact on the future of work. Professor Meng emphasized that with the rapid development on AI technologies, people should be aware of the use of it and she stated some hidden crises of the answer provided by Generative AI. Professor Meng also gave some suggestions and methods to solve the problem such as some ongoing works filtering out risky input and responses.