CPII supported the “Restore Land, Restore Hope 2024” Seminar by leveraging AI-based technology for subtitles, translations, and summaries

We are proud to announce that CPII supported the “Restore Land, Restore Hope 2024” seminar organized by World Vision in Macau on 7th June 2024 in using the CPII Meeting Assistant Speech to Summary, which provides AI-based subtitles, translations and summaries for conferences, seminars and workshops.

This seminar focused on actions to combat climate change and featured distinguished speakers, including Mr. Tony Rinaudo, a renowned agronomist and Right Livelihood (Alternative Nobel Prize) laureate. CPII provided technical support for the seminar and deployed our CPII Meeting Assistant Speech to Summary, an advanced AI-based tool that proficiently executes real-time speech-to-text and text-to-speech translation. By offering English-to-Chinese real-time subtitles, it enabled the audience from diverse language backgrounds to better comprehend the seminar content. This facilitated a more inclusive and comprehensive experience for all participants, ensuring that language barriers did not hinder their ability to fully engage with the seminar and gain a deeper understanding of the speakers’ messages.

The seminars was successfully held last Friday. We are excited to contribute to this meaningful event and showcase how our AI solutions can facilitate greater understanding and engagement with global challenges.

The 49th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva 2024

We are thrilled to announce and celebrate the remarkable success of the Centre for Perceptual and Interactive Intelligence (CPII) at the 49th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva 2024. CPII and our Centre Director Professor Helen Meng have been awarded a prestigious Gold Medal and a Silver Medal in recognition of their groundbreaking innovations.

Led by our Centre Director Professor Meng and Dr. Philip Liu, the invention “Shattering Language Barriers in Multilingual, Multiparty Communication with the CPII Meeting Assistant: An AI-Powered Solution Providing Real-Time, High-Performance Speech Recognition, Advanced Machine Translation, and Streamlined Content Summarization” has been awarded a Gold Medal which represents the highest level of recognition bestowed upon CPII, a testament to the excellence and impact of the invention. This invention introduces an AI-powered productivity tool to automatically transcribe the speech in multilingual, multiparty exchanges into text, translate it into a target language, and summarize key highlights to capture the gist of the speech. CPII will continue to push the boundaries of innovation, delivering cutting-edge inventions that address real-world challenges.

The International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva is renowned as one of the largest and most prestigious global events dedicated exclusively to inventions. All entries have been evaluated by an international jury of specialists. This year, the event was held on 17 April to 21 April 2024.

InnoEX 2024 – Post Event

We are pleased to announce that CPII participated in the second edition of InnoEx, themed “Innovations for a Smarter World,” was successfully held from 13th to 16th, April 2024. At InnoEx 2024, CPII was delighted to showcase our groundbreaking achievements and cutting-edge inventions to various industry pioneers, potential investors, and the general public for the second year running.

The remarkable innovations we showcased at InnoEx 2024 highlight our endeavors to leverage the transformative potential of AI and generate meaningful societal impact.

InnoEX 2024

CPII is participating in the second edition of InnoEX, co-organized by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) on 13th – 16th April 2024 to present and demonstrate our six innovations. The 2nd InnoEX taking place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), under the theme of “Innovation for A Smarter World” is expected to gather worldwide next-generation smart solutions.
During the four-day event, we will demonstrate and show our new technologies including CPII Meeting Assistant Speech to Summary, CPII ChatDoc Master, The First Controllable Cantonese Text-to-Personalized Speech Generation Technology and Flashlight: AI Search on Videos. Feel free to join us and we are looking forward to seeing you at the InnoEx!

Design and Fabrication for Enhanced Intelligence and Robotic Perception – Post Event

CPII is pleased to announce the jointly organized seminar “CPII-MIT-UoM Forum: Design and Fabrication for Enhanced Intelligence and Robotic Perception” is successfully held on 21 March 2024. Our Centre Director, Professor Meng and The Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Albert Wong gave a welcoming remarks to the audience before the seminar started. Our collaborators, Professor John Hart from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Professor Charlie Wang, from the University of Manchester (UoM) are invited to present the works and shared their valuable insights. Our Program Coordinator and Principal Investigator, Professor Yeung Yam has delivered a overview speech of Technological Development of CPII’s Program on Fabrication of Personalized Wearables.
We discussed future directions and their potential applications. These technologies aim to support and lead ongoing and future shifts in the wearable industry, transitioning from size-based to shape-based manufacturing, from 2D to 3D/4D fabrication, from wearable to functional wearable, and from using traditional to non-traditional materials for augmented capabilities.

Design and Fabrication for Enhanced Intelligence and Robotic Perception

We are pleased to extend our invitation to you for the upcoming seminar on Design and Fabrication for Enhanced Intelligence and Robotic Perception.
This event showcases the latest progress and results achieved by the Centre for Perceptual and Interactive Intelligence (CPII) in Program 5-1 on the fabrication of personalized wearables. The event features scientific talks and short presentations on various topics, including shape-driven manufacturing, 3D personalized design, deformable structures and soft robots, electroadhesion, fabrics incorporating non-traditional materials, AI-enhanced robotic sensing and perception, and multi-axis photopolymerization. Collaborators from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and The University of Manchester (UoM) are invited to present the works and share their insights. We will also discuss future directions and their potential applications. These technologies aim to support and lead ongoing and future shifts in the wearable industry, transitioning from size-based to shape-based manufacturing, from 2D to 3D/4D fabrication, from wearable to functional wearable, and from using traditional to non-traditional materials for augmented capabilities.

In The Lead Forum

CPII is pleased to announce that our Centre Director, Prof. Helen Meng, had the honor of participating as a speaker in the “In The Lead” forum hosted by Goldman Sachs. The forum, held for the first time in Asia this year on March 7th in Hong Kong, an inspiring community of accomplished women who build upon each other’s experiences, successes and ambitions and propel each other even further.

During the forum, Prof. Helen Meng engaged in a conversation with Marie Louise Kirk, Chief Administrative Officer, Asia Pacific, and Head of Engineering, Asia Pacific. They discussed the applications of AI in different areas, such as chatbots and medical image interpretation. Prof. Meng emphasized the importance of key components in AI regulation, including transparency in AI model training and output logic, data privacy concerns when using personal or confidential data for training large language models, considerations of biases and fairness in AI model training, and the adherence to ethical principles in AI development. These aspects should receive significant attention and be prioritized.

Prof. Meng’s participation in the “In The Lead” forum further exemplifies our Centre’s commitment to fostering knowledge exchange and exploring cutting-edge topics. We extend our congratulations to Prof. Meng for her valuable contributions to the forum and her continuous exploration of the intersection between artificial intelligence and society.

CPII revolutionizes real-time Budget Speech information summarization for RTHK 32 TV broadcasts with Generative AI and advanced AI technologies

The Centre for Perceptual and Interactive Intelligence (CPII), the InnoCentre focusing on Artificial Intelligence, led by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, has collaborated with Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) to revolutionize information summarization for live events. Leveraging cutting-edge AI research and development, CPII has enabled seamless integration of trilingual speech recognition, translation, automatic error correction, and summarization into real-time broadcasting of the Budget Speech delivered by the Financial Secretary, followed by the Budget Press Conference.

The Budget Speech and Press Conference, vital events in the financial calendar, demand accurate and timely dissemination of key information to the public. With CPII’s innovative AI technologies, the RTHK 32 TV Broadcasts offered audiences comprehensive insights into critical information and updates.

Centre for Perceptual and Interactive Intelligence and Radio Television Hong Kong sign MOU to develop and apply artificial intelligence in public broadcasting services

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)’s Centre for Perceptual and Interactive and Intelligence (CPII) and Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 5 Jan 2023 to collaborate in integrating artificial intelligence into public broadcasting services. The agreement is a major step towards translating advanced research into practical, real-world applications.

The ceremony was officiated over by Professor Dong Sun, JP, Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry of HKSAR, Professor Helen Meng, Director of CPII, and Mr Eddie Cheung Kwok Choi, JP, Director of Broadcasting of HKSAR, signed the MOU, witnessed by Professor Sun and Professor Daniel Lee, Associate Vice-President of CUHK. Under the MOU, the R&D work will be empowered by extensive data from RTHK, while CPII is set to deploy its cutting-edge AI technologies in speech and language intelligence, which are adept in processing and analysing textual data, as well as recorded speech. These technologies can proficiently execute real-time speech-to-text and text-to-speech translation, and enable public broadcasting services and society to benefit from the InnoHK Platform’s advanced research and technology.

Professor Sun expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, emphasising that the strategic integration of advanced AI will not only streamline media broadcasting operations but also make a crucial contribution to advancing Hong Kong’s ambitious smart digital government initiatives.

Professor Meng emphasised the CPII’s commitment to developing culturally informed AI technologies tailored to Hong Kong’s unique trilingual context, with RTHK providing data that will enhance AI performance. This collaboration exemplified the synergy between media and R&D, driving advances in society.

Mr Cheung remarked on RTHK’s dedication to incorporating new technologies, including AI, in its broadcasting services. This partnership with CPII is expected to foster technological innovation in public service, leveraging the strengths of both parties.

Professor Meng and her research team demonstrated their speech intelligence technologies such as the “CPII ChatDoc Master”, the “CPII Meeting Assistant Speech to Summary”, and “The First Controllable Cantonese Text-to-Personalized Speech Generation”.

The CPII-RTHK partnership sets the stage for ground-breaking developments in AI for public broadcasting, with the aim of taking media production and broadcasting services to new heights.

5 January 2024

Media Contact: CPII (Tel: 3692 6600), RTHK (Kanas Hui: 2867 3320)

RTHK: https://app3.rthk.hk/press/main.php?id=2079

Communications and Public Relations Office, CUHK: https://www.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk/en/press/博智感知交互研究中心與香港電台簽署合作備忘錄/

InnoHK Summit 2023 – Post Event

CPII is pleased to announce that The InnoHK Summit 2023, organized by the Innovation and Technology Commission and the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park Corporation was held successfully at Hong Kong Science Park on 6 December 2023. The Chief Executive, Mr John Lee and the Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry, Professor Sun Dong gave their speech on the prospect of the Innovation Industry in Hong Kong.

As one of the InnoHK Centres, Our Centre Director, Professor Helen Meng, was invited to give a speech on her latest breakthrough result. Under the theme of “From Collaborative Research to Real World Impact”, the research team of CPII showcased our latest innovation and technology developments alongside the other InnoHK Centres.

The InnoHK Summit 2023 attracted over 800 world-class academics, scientists, representatives and industry leaders from Hong Kong and around the world.