CUHK, SenseTime to collaborate to nurture AI talent

CUHK's Faculty of Engineering and SenseTime Group will collaborate to foster AI talent in Hong Kong (Image CUHK)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Engineering and artificial intelligence company SenseTime Group have agreed to collaborate to promote AI education among Hong Kong students.

Under the agreement, CUHK will collaborate with SenseTime on a joint effort to nurture the next generation of AI talent over the coming three years.

Through the participation in international AI competitions, exchange programs and exhibitions, promising students will be encouraged to enrol in the engineering programs in universities.

The two parties also plan to engage in future educational activities aimed at encouraging the youth to explore AI and improve their literacy level in the emerging technology, and to conduct joint research activities on technological advancement and societal applications of AI.

AI is one of the key research areas of the Faculty, and developing young talent and promoting technology education is a strong belief we share with SenseTime,” CUHK dean of engineering professor Martin Wong said.

Building on our deeply established ties, I expect the collaborative efforts from this Agreement will lead to increased participation of young students in our educational activities which will ultimately cultivate a new generation of engineering leaders in AI.”

SenseTime Hong Kong managing director Hailong Shang said the company is committed to promoting AI education for all comers.

“CUHK has long been renowned for its research and development work in AI. With this collaboration, we aim to join hands with CUHK to cultivate more exceptional AI talents and contribute to the AI communities in academia and industry alike.”

 

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