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World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2022 – Hong Kong Branch

EVENT | SEP | 2022

Participating in the WAIC 2022 to Share Innovation

CPII is pleased to announce that the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2022 – Hong Kong Branch organized by the Innovation and Technology Commission with the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation was successfully held on 1 Sep 2022 at Hong Kong Science Park. The Centre Director, Prof. Helen Meng was invited to give a speech on her latest development of CPII research and participate in the interactive exhibition showcasing their latest AI Innovations with her team.

 
 
 
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InvestHK Webinar 

EVENT | AUG | 2022

The Journey of AI and Robotics: From Research to market

The Director of CPII, Professor Helen Meng, shared the latest development of CPII research and innovations at the Webinar “The Journey of AI and Robotics: From Research to market” organized by the Invest HK on 19 August 2022. InvestHK is a HKSAR government department responsible for attracting and facilitating foreign direct investment into Hong Kong.

Innovation Hub@HK Launch Ceremony
Innovation Hub@HK Launch Ceremony

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Innovation Hub@HK Launch Ceremony

EVENT | AUG | 2022

CPII joined the Innovation Hub@HK Launch Ceremony to promote research and development

The Innovation Hub@HK Launch Ceremony was successfully held on Aug 18, organised by the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC). The Innovation Hub@HK is a dedicated website for Hong Kong to showcase research and development (R&D) strengths of HK's public research institutes and universities. as well as act as a focal point to bring together the relevant stakeholders, including the academia, research institutes and the industry. The event was officiated by the Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry, Professor Sun Dong and the Commissioner for Innovation and Technology, Ms Rebecca Pun. Centre for Perceptual and Interactive Intelligence (CPII) is honoured to participate in this ceremony jointly with other top-notch research institutes. 

 

More information can be found on the following website:

https://www.innovationhub.hk/

Most Successful Women 2022

EVENT | JUL | 2022

Professor Meng was awarded as the most successful women 2022 at 《旭茉Jessica》

CPII is pleased to announce that Prof. Meng was awarded as the Most Successful Women 2022 at 《旭茉Jessica》in recognition of her contributions to the development of innovation and technology in Hong Kong.

Source from:

https://www.jessicahk.com/msw2022_helenmeng/

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ACM SIGMOD 2022

EVENT | JUN | 2022

Professor Lo and His Team Won the Best Demonstration Runner-Up Award at ACM SIGMOD 2022

CPII is pleased to announce that Prof. Eric Lo and his team members (Ziliang Lai, Chris Liu, Chenxia Han, Pengfei Zhang and Ben Kao) won the best demonstration runner-up award at ACM SIGMOD 2022 with “Everest: A Top-K Deep Video Analytics System“.

The SIGMOD demonstration program is for sharing cutting-edge, data management system prototypes with the greater SIGMOD community. Demonstrations may consist of software, hardware, or both. The emphasis of the SIGMOD demonstration program is on visionary, next-generation systems requiring significant research and development effort.

Everest returns the highest-scored frames (or short clips) for your uploaded videos. Scores of every frame/clip are accessed by a deep model. Currently, Everest has three built-in deep models, which can extract the funniest moment of your home video, the crowdiest moment of a traffic footage, and the most exciting moment of a soccer match. Everest supports UDF so that you can add any new model at ease. Everest promises to return you the answer real quick, using minimal GPU resources with high accuracies.

Source from:

https://www.cse.cuhk.edu.hk/news/achievements/prof-lo-team-best-demo-runner-up-award-sigmod-2022/

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InnoHK Launch Ceremony 

EVENT | JUN | 2022

InnoHK Launch Ceremony concludes with great success 

The InnoHK Launch Ceremony was successfully held today on May 25, marking a new milestone in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government's commitment to promoting Hong Kong's innovation and technology (I&T). As the flagship I&T initiative of the HKSAR Government, InnoHK aims to promote global research collaboration with a view to putting Hong Kong on the global advanced technology map.

DialDoc_ACL 2022 Challenge
DialDoc_ACL 2022 Challenge

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Award – DialDoc@ACL 2022 Challenge

EVENT | JUN | 2022

CPII system ranks FIRST in BOTH SEEN and UNSEEN Tests in the 2022 DialDoc Workshop 

It is pleased to announce that our Principal Investigator Professor Helen Meng’s system ranks FIRST in BOTH SEEN and UNSEEN Tests in the 2022 DialDoc Workshop which was organized by The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). This year, ACL organized the 2022 DialDoc Workshop which hosted the Shared Task on building open-book goal-oriented dialogue systems. Out of the top 3 systems in each Test, the organizers selected 100 out of some 800 dialog turns. The organizers sent these 100 selected turns to anonymous human evaluators, who scored each turn manually. The top 3 systems were re-ranked according to the human scoring. After reranking, the CPII system ranks FIRST in the SEEN test, SECOND in the UNSEEN test, and achieves the BEST system overall.

Principles of AI
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Partnering with Key Global Institutions to Establish the Principles on AI for Climate Action

EVENT | MAY | 2022

Principles on AI for Climate Action

 

CPII is partnering with key global institutions from Artificial Intelligence (AI) Science and Technology to establish the Principles on AI for Climate Action. To address the importance of global climate change and ecosystems, CPII is now partnering with key global institutes, including International Research Center for AI Ethics and Governance of Institute of Automation, Institute for AI International Governance of Tsinghua University, Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence of Technical University of Munich, Center for AI and Data Governance of Singapore Management University, SPARK UNDP Sustainable Development Goals Innovation Lab, CUHK’s Stanley Ho Big Data Decision Analytics Research Centre, AI for Sustainable Development Goals Cooperation Network, Centre for AI Research from South Africa, Research Center for Brain-inspired Intelligence from Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences and China Institute for Science and Technology Policy of Tsinghua University. We believe that stakeholders of AI industry should deeply collaborate with other sectors to address climate change and to contribute to the global climate agenda.  

The proposed principles and recommended actions including but not limited to energy conservation, privacy protection, fairness and justice, climate analysis and forecasting, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, empowering the development of energy systems, and contributing to the establishment of carbon trading mechanism. For more details, please check out here:  https://ai-for-sdgs.academy/principles-on-ai-for-climate-action

International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva
International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva

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International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva

EVENT | MAY | 2022

The Ultrafast Oscillating Blade Microtome Technology Was Awarded a Gold Medal at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva

 

CPII is pleased to announce that our Principal Investigator Professor Chen Shih-Chi has been awarded the Gold Medal at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva in recognition of his contribution to the city’s innovation ecosystem.

The International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva is the world’s most prestigious award devoted exclusively to inventions. This year, the event was held virtually on 16 - 20th March and attracted nearly 800 inventions from 25 countries and regions. Total 78 awards were scooped by HKSTP’s partner companies, while Prof Chen’s team contributed to one of the triumphs. 

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Inaugural Lecture of Patrick Huen Wing Ming Professorship of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management by Professor Helen Meng

EVENT | DEC | 2021

“Advancing Technological Equity in Speech and Language Technologies”

 

Professor Helen Meng gave an inaugural lecture as the Patrick Huen Wing Ming Professor of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management on Dec 7, 2021 (4pm). Details can be found at:

https://www.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk/en/event/inaugurallecturehelenmeng/

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IEEE William E. Sayle II Award

EVENT | OCT | 2021

“Advancing Technological Equity in Speech and Language Technologies”

 

Professor Rosanna Chan has been awarded the IEEE William E. Sayle II Award for Achievement in Education in recognition of her contributions to the field of learning technologies for special education needs.

 

Source from:

https://ieee-edusociety.org/awards/ieee-william-e-sayle-ii-award-achievement-education

SciTech Challenge 2021
SciTech Challenge 2021

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SciTech Challenge 2021

EVENT | OCT | 2021

CPII's Spoken Language Research on Dysarthric Speech Reconstruction awarded Championship in the SciTech Challenge 2021! 

CPII's team in spoken language research participated in the SciTech Challenge 2021 and won the championship with the entry entitled "Dysarthric Speech Reconstruction". The goal of our work is to leverage AI-enabled speech technologies to help people with difficulty in pronouncing words due to a neuromotor disorder -- a condition known as dysarthria. Dysarthria has a number of causes, including stroke, Parkinsons, brain injuries, etc. The individual needs to devote much effort to speaking and yet dysarthric speech often has reduced intelligibility for listeners. In order to overcome reduced communicative ability due to the speech impairment, our team proposed a state-of-the-art neural approach to automatically reconstruct dysarthric speech to become normal speech. This work is not only novel from the technological perspective, but it can potentially offer great enhancements towards social inclusion for dysarthric individuals. The project aligns well with the commitment of our centre to advance AI-enabled perceptual and interactive technologies for societal benefits. 

AI for Cognitive Health
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AI for Cognitive Health

EVENT | SEP | 2021

HKSTP Thought-leadership Series : AI for Cognitive Health

 


Population ageing is a global concern. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of people aged over 60 will nearly double to make up 22% of the world’s population by 2050, while the number of Hong Kong people aged over 65 will rise to make up 35% of the local population. Neurocognitive disorders (NCD), which include various types of dementia, are particularly prominent in elderly people. As spoken language can be easily captured (even remotely) and enables sensitive cognitive assessments, it can be used for early NCD diagnoses.

In this event, the Dr. James Glass from MIT and Prof Helen Meng from CPII presented the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven research that automatically extracts spoken language biomarkers for early detection of NCD. This research aligns well with WHO’s plan of making dementia a public health and social care priority at national and international levels. 

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2022 Claude E. Shannon Award

EVENT | JUL | 2021

 

Prof. Raymond Yeung will be awarded the 2022 Claude E. Shannon Award

IEEE Information Theory Society announced that Professor Raymond Yeung will be awarded the 2022 Claude E. Shannon Award for consistent and profound contributions to the field of information theory.

 

The Claude E. Shannon Award is the highest honor from the IEEE Information Theory Society. The award recognizes consistent and profound contributions to the field of information theory. 

Source from:

https://www.itsoc.org/honors/claude-e-shannon-award

https://www.ie.cuhk.edu.hk/lnews/21-07-20.shtml

https://www.itsoc.org/news/yeung-named-2022-claude-e-shannon-award-winner

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IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal

EVENT | MAY | 2021

 

The IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal is presented to Professor Raymond Yeung

Professor Raymond Yeung has been awarded the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal in recognition of his fundamental contributions to information theory and pioneering network coding and its applications.

 

Source from:

https://ieeetv.ieee.org/channels/ieee_awards/2021-ieee-honors-ieee-richard-w-hamming-medal-raymond-w-yeung

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