Finland-HK AI Summit

9:00 - 15:30 Tuesday 5 March 2019 Charles K. Kao Auditorium - Hong Kong Science Park
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This summit aims at inviting people from various backgrounds to exchange on the topic of AI and 5G enabled smart and sustainable cities, leveraging two unique strengths of Finland - AI and mobile communications. This Summit will bring together participants from various Finnish and Hong Kong industries, academia and government to discuss, create and develop the future of a 5G and AI- enabled smart and sustainable Hong Kong. It will also provide opportunities for networking between the aforementioned parties.

AI will be at the core of the future city, exploiting the multiple sources of data scattered around the city. Nowadays, more than 7 billion IoT devices are deployed within cities around the world. This number is expected to increase exponentially over the coming years. Future AI will therefore be reliant on a strong communication medium such as 5G. In order for AI to expand, this communication medium will not only have to provide high bandwidth and low-latency for real-time propagation of information, but also the building blocks for distributed AI at the edge of the network, as close from the user as possible. For instance, applications such as mobile Augmented Reality would strongly benefit from such a communication medium due to their dependency on bandwidth, latency and computing resources. The first session of this summit will focus on how AI can be integrated within the future 5G developments, with a strong focus on embedding intelligence within sustainable cities.

Following the synergy between AI and 5G, this summit will address the software implications of AI. This session will not only discuss how to improve the existing AI software, whether in terms of robustness, performance and accuracy, but also how to incorporate AI in the software development process, for instance, within code analysis, testing, and security. This session will also discuss the novel applications made possible by AI, with a focus on social advances in terms of education, health, elderly care and disabilities, and privacy-preservation in a data-hungry AI world. The following session will focus on the implications of AI for the user, and more particularly how AR and AI interfaces can improve the AI-human interaction. Finally, this summit will target the consequences of the current, seemingly uncontrollable urban sprawl. Traffic congestion and pollution in continuously growing cities can be tamed through fine monitoring of metrics such as the air quality around the city. To this purpose, massive networks of sensing devices need to be deployed and orchestrated remotely, which will lead to considerable challenges developed during the fourth and final session.

 

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Program: Tuesday 5th March 2019

Time: 9:00 - 15:30

9:00  Registration and networking
9:30

Opening remarks

Dr. David Chung Wai-keung, JP (Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology)
Mr. Albert Wong Hak-keung (CEO, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation)
Ms. Johanna Karanko (Consul General, Finland Consulate General Hong Kong & Macau)
The Hon. IP Kin-yuen (Hong Kong Legco Member, Education Panel)
Dr. Sari Arho Havrén (Consul, Innovation, Business Finland)
Prof. Hanna Snellman (Vice-Rector, University of Helsinki)

MC: Dr. Anna-Maria Salmi (Head of Development, International Affairs, University of Helsinki)

10:00 Photo session
10:05 MC: Dr. Patrik Floréen (University Lecturer, University of Helsinki; Vice-Director, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology and Member of the Finnish Government AI Program’s group on AI Ethics)

 

Keynote 1: Mr. Marko Tiesmäki (Nokia)
Title: Artificial Intelligence in 5G Future X Networks

10:25

PANEL 1: AI AND 5G

Moderator: Prof. James Kwok (Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Panelists:
Dr. Justin Chuang (VP, Next Generation networks, ASTRI)
Prof. Valtteri Niemi (Professor, University of Helsinki)
Mr. Marko Tiesmäki (Nokia)
Prof. Sasu Tarkoma (Head of Computer Science and Director of Helsinki Centre for Data Science, University of Helsinki)

11:05 Coffee Break
11:20 Keynote 2: Prof. Petri Myllymaki (Professor, University of Helsinki, Director of Helsinki Institute for Information Technology and Vice Director of the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence)
Title: Finland’s AI Strategy and Flagship Programme
11:40

PANEL 2: AI, SOFTWARE AND APPLICATIONS

Moderator: Mr. Simon Wong (CEO, LSCM)

Panelists:
Prof. Petri Myllymaki (Professor, University of Helsinki)
Prof. Shing-Chi Cheung (Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Prof. Yong Li (Associate Professor, Tsinghua University)
Dr. Lin Ma (Principal Researcher, Tencent AI Lab)

12:10 Network standing lunch
13:30 Keynote 3: Prof. Michael Lyu (Head of Computer Science and Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Title: Intelligent "Software Engineering" and "Intelligent Software" Engineering
13:50 Keynote 4: Prof. Richard Mortier (Reader in Computing and Human-Data Interaction, University of Cambridge)
Title: Databox and the Art of Human-Data Interaction
14:10

PANEL 3: AI-HUMAN INTERACTIONS AND INTERFACES

Moderator: Prof. Richard Mortier (Reader in Computing and Human-Data Interaction, University of Cambridge)

Panelists:
Prof. Xiaojuan Ma (Assistant Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Prof. Giulio Jacucci (Professor, University of Helsinki)
Prof. Rosa Chan (Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong)
Dr. Patrik Floréen (University Lecturer, University of Helsinki; Vice-Director, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology and Member of the Finnish Government AI Program’s group on AI Ethics)

14:40 Keynote 5: Prof. Victor O.K. Li (Chair Professor, University of Hong Kong)
Title: AI to Advance Well-being and Society
15:00

PANEL 4: AI FOR SMART AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES

Moderator: Prof. Jimmy Fung (Head of ENVR, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Panelists:  
Dr. Kim-Fung Tsang (Vice President, Smart City Consortium)
Prof. Sasu Tarkoma (Head of Computer Science and Director of Helsinki Centre for Data Science, University of Helsinki)
Prof. Zhi Ning (Associate Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Prof. Jacqueline C.K. Lam (Associate Professor,  University of Hong Kong)

15:30

Closing remarks

Prof. Pan Hui (Nokia Chair Professor, University of Helsinki)
Dr. Claudia Xu (Chief Commercial Officer, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation)