PolyU and Huawei collaborate to nurture ICT talent with cutting-edge digital technologies


HONG KONG, May 5, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Deep learning has become a popular emerging technology in recent years. Many university students are eager to equip themselves with these knowledge and skills in order to seize the opportunities created by the developments innovation and technology in various industries. Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Huawei jointly hosted an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Bootcamp at the end of April to share the latest developments in cutting-edge technologies such as digitization, machine learning and machine learning. depth. Participants exchanged views on how to integrate digital technologies in different disciplines and facilitate interdisciplinary learning in local universities in order to create a “digital + talent” ecosystem.

In the bootcamp, participants gained hands-on experience through the use of Huawei Ascend series products for different training and reasoning experiences on deep learning models, including image classification, detection objects and mask wear detection. In addition, Huawei Cloud ModelArts, a one-stop-shop model machine learning platform, can also be used for model training where the trained deep learning model will be converted into an Atlas development kit to complete the inference process.

Professor Daniel Shek, Acting Vice President (Research and Innovation) and Associate Vice President (Undergraduate Program) of PolyU, said, “The cooperation between PolyU and Huawei in research development has been ongoing since 2007. The latter years, we have advanced a variety of innovative technologies in different fields, including optical communications, microwave communications, big data, crowdsourcing platforms, wireless network monitoring as well as automatic navigation, which were the pioneers in the development of information and communication technologies (ICT). Leveraging PolyU’s innovative research applications and Huawei’s cutting edge Competitiveness, the bootcamp aimed to develop those AI systems that support impactful research with the ultimate goal of benefiting society with technologically advanced applications. “

Professor Daniel Lau, Head of Applied Physics at PolyU, said: “Physics and AI are related to each other. While physics helps formulate better AI models, AI can solve problems. physics more efficiently, resulting in more new discoveries. “

m Denny deng, CEO of Huawei Hong Kong Representative office, said: “Talent is one of the hearts that supports the development of the digital industry, and universities are the basis of the cultivation of talent. Huawei is honored to cooperate with PolyU to deepen integration between industry, academia and research sectors to nurture talent to meet industry needs. We aim to foster the development of smart industries and support digitization in different sectors by creating a local “digital + talent” ecosystem.

Various departments of PolyU, including the Department of Building and Real Estate, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and the Department of Health Technology and Computer Science, have worked with Huawei on a number of research projects on the digitization with different fields such as monitoring of activities on construction sites, lifting function of objects of robotic arms and medical imaging analysis. In addition, some PolyU professors and researchers also followed the “Huawei Certified ICT Associate – Artificial Intelligence (HCIA-AI)” training course offered by Huawei at the end of 2020.

PolyU will continue collaborative research in AI-related disciplines with Huawei, which has provided invaluable advice and support to the University. PolyU believes that joint efforts to provide professional training and create innovation labs will help nurture digitalization and AI talents and develop more impactful technologies and applications for ecosystem development. local technology.

SOURCE Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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