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Come and join our AI Society event “The Growing Pains of AI” on 24th April 2018 at Garage Society by De Kai and Tony Ren.

AI without the right processing or the correct data source will become a technology with great promise but disappointing results. Without those two things, you’ll either have a lot of great data that you can’t process in time, or you’ll have a great process or a great algorithm that has no real information. Also, the event will also cover how to deliver Business Intelligence with data analytics using AI and machine learning, as well as ethics of AI and its place in society.

Speaker information:

De Kai, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, HKUST & Distinguished Research Scholar, International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley

De Kai is among only 17 scientists worldwide named by the Association for Computational Linguistics as a Founding ACL Fellow, for his pioneering contributions to machine translation and machine learning foundations of systems like the Google/Yahoo/Microsoft/Baidu translators. Recruited as founding faculty of HKUST directly from UC Berkeley, where his PhD thesis was one of the first to spur the paradigm shift toward machine learning based natural language processing technologies, he founded HKUST’s internationally funded Human Language Technology Center which launched the world’s first web translator over twenty years ago. De Kai’s AI research focuses on natural language processing, language technology, music technology, and machine learning, and his cross-disciplinary work in language, music, and cognition centers on enabling cultures to relate. He holds a Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA and a BS in Computer Engineering from UCSD. In 2015, Debrett’s HK 100 recognized him as one of the 100 most influential figures of Hong Kong. (http://www.cs.ust.hk/~dekai/)

Tony Ren, CEO Yimian Data

Tony Ren is the Co-founder and CEO of Yimian Data (https://www.yimian.com.cn), a data science startup company in China. He received B.Eng, MPhil and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from HKUST. Tony has worked for Tencent Inc., the National Institute of Informatics Japan, and the Huawei Noah’s Ark AI Laboratory as a researcher and developer in data processing and streaming. Before founding Yimian Data, he was head of the machine learning division at QVOD (Kuaibo) Technology.

Stick around for drinks, snacks, and networking at the end!