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AI Society of Hong Kong is back at Garage Academy on Tuesday 27th Aug for a look into Alternative AI

As a pioneer in Artificial Life technology and applications, Eberhard Schoeneburg will discuss and propose an alternative path towards AI and AGI that uses key artificial life principles and methods rather than classical and popular AI and AGI approaches such as Deep Learning. He will also discuss the Penrose/Hameroff quantum model of consciousness and what we can learn from it for alternative approaches to AGI.

The main idea of the Alternative AI (AAI) approach is to consider the brain as a biological super-organism and to build hybrid environments to grow and harvest brain like nurtured super organisms in a concrete series of steps starting with sophisticated computer viruses and computer bacteria rather than trying to developing AGI using a combination of standard AI engineering technics and tools with their known limitations of generating true intelligence.

About Speakers

Eberhard Schoeneburg, AI Pioneer, AI Visionary, Alternative AI Leader, Speaker, Author, Investor

A pioneer in AI, AGI, AAI (Alternative AI) and Artificial Life and their applications, Eberhard is a multiple award winning scientist and entrepreneur, mathematician and former professor for industrial applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

He has over 100 AI projects successfully implemented worldwide. As a senior (C/Board-level) AI advisor, he advised top clients around the world (among them: GFT, PwC, 3M, SAP, Pioneer Fund, Procter & Gamble, CBS, Warner Bros, Linkin Park, Axel Springer, Kloeckner Humboldt Deutz, Karstadt, Commerzbank, Hutchison 3, Vodafone, BMW, FC Bayern Munich and many others).

He is also a successful investor. I connect AI companies with investors in Asia and Europe. I have launched over 20 AI companies around the globe.

Eberhard gives regular key-note speeches about AI globally and have written 5 books and many research articles about AI.

Jun Wei CHUAH, Regional Manager of Alibaba Cloud

Jun Wei is currently Regional Manager (Smart City Solutions) at Alibaba Cloud, architecting novel big data solutions in key domains, such as aviation, retail, banking and finance, and manufacturing. Jun Wei has over 10 years’ experience in IoT and Big Data, from embedded systems design to sensor networks, data analytics, and big data applications. He is especially interested in the seamless infusion of useful technologies into traditional industries.

Prior to his role in Alibaba Cloud, Jun Wei was Head of IoT and Data Science at Surbana Technologies (a subsidiary of Surbana Jurong Group), where he led a team of engineers and data scientists to support and enhance the Smart City in a Box platform. Before this role, Jun Wei managed a department of scientists and engineers at the Institute for Infocomm Research under the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). The department specializes in energy research, focusing on energy storage, energy analytics, and green building technologies. Jun Wei holds a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He was awarded the A*STAR National Science Scholarship (BS-PhD) in 2004.

Lavine Hemlani, Chairman & CEO of Xccelerate

Lavine is passionate about eliminating the financial barrier between education and opportunity for motivated learners to unleash their potential. Xccelerate is a leading ed-tech and future of work start-up headquartered in HK. Xccelerate is founded on the vision that the greatest opportunity for improving lives is education and aspires to reinvent tech education to address the colossal talent challenges in Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, Blockchain and Design across Asia.

Xccelerate drives outcomes for individuals, enterprises and governments by leveraging expert instructors, proprietary curriculum and learning software. Prior to Xccelerate, Lavine co-founded FLYR and worked with deep learning start-up Thread Genius (acquired by Sotheby’s). Lavine began his career in investment banking in NYC at Lazard’s Mergers & Acquisitions division (M&A) and held investment facing roles at the following funds: Atlas Capital, Marwar Capital and Union Park Capital.

About AI Society of Hong Kong

AI Society of Hong Kong is committed to the further development and understanding of Artificial Intelligence technologies in Hong Kong. With our monthly events and technology workshops, we aim to develop inquiry and curiosity about AI among those who are not in direct contact with this science.

Together we can create a platform for specialists to share their ideas and knowledge to help us prepare for the many benefits and challenges that this technology will create in the coming decade.

About Garage Academy

Garage Academy is Garage Society’s knowledge-sharing platform with a mission to nurture the leaders of the new generation workforce through a wide curation of classes, workshops and community events rooted in innovation and emerging technologies.

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