Hong Kong and Beijing universities partner to drive AI

The University of Hong Kong and Beijing’s Tsinghua University have announced a strategic partnership to drive artificial intelligence discoveries and adoption in an effort to position both cities as global leaders in tech innovation, reports the Innovation Enterprise.

According to a report in the South China Morning Post, the collaboration will specifically aim to drive AI advances in medicine, fintech and environmental protection. From the collaboration, according to the newspaper, the first project to arise will be a co-hosted international event that will bring industry professionals together to discuss future AI developments and application. “The exchange of ideas to foster creativity and innovation should have no boundary,” said W John Kao, vice-president and professor at the University of Hong Kong (HKU).

Christopher Chao Yu-hang, dean of engineering at HKU, told the Hong Kong-based newspaper that the universities had been planning to launch a dual undergraduate degree in computer science, which has been forecast to launch in 2020 and will offer students the opportunity to split their degree across both universities.
Full report on the Innovation Enterprise site