SenseTime, SUNeVision to develop AI education cloud

SenseTime and SUNeVision aim to support early-stage AI education in Hong Kong (Image monsitj / iStockPhoto)

Hong Kong based AI company SenseTime and data center service provider SUNeVision have teamed up to jointly develop an AI-oriented education cloud for the city's primary and secondary schools.

The joint solution will combine SenseTime's computer vision and deep learning technology with SUNeVision's data center service to allow schools to develop AI curricula for early-stage education.

The education cloud will reside in SUNeVision's MEGA Plus data center and will provide supercomputing-level computing and data storage capabilities for the academic sector, significantly lowering expenses and resources incurred from AI-related courses.

“We believe SUNeVision’s leading and reliable data centre service, together with strong connectivity and professional operations support, will facilitate us in providing a more efficient AI education service to local primary and secondary schools.” SenseTime Hong Kong managing director and head of education Hailong Shang said.

“The time for AI has come. Not long from now, AI will operate the city as a utility like water and power and will be as ubiquitous as computer and the internet today. Popularizing AI education serves to help the next generation establish a rudimentary sense about AI, in order to prepare themselves for future opportunities and challenges.”

SenseTime published the world’s first AI textbooks for high school students last April, and then extended its efforts to developing educational solutions for secondary students including its SenseStudy platform, which aims to facilitate learning about coding and basic tools in AI.

SenseTime is also working with HKU and CUHK to develop a series of activities aiming to encourage learning and interest in AI among tertiary students.

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