23 July 2017

Dr. Winnie Tang

The writer is an Honorary Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong. She is also one of the locally-bred IT entrepreneurs of Hong Kong.
  • The Medical Council believes that a legal framework should be developed for advance directives to protect both patients and healthcare workers. Photo: The Website Template

    When a loved one is dying, advance directives matter

    - Jul 14, 2017 5:33pm
    It is said that Chiung Yao, the popular Taiwanese romance novelist, had a melodramatic dispute with her stepchildren over putting her husband on life support. The “tug war of love”, as Yao put it, occurred after...
  • Dr. Winnie Tang (far right) and Assistant Director of Environmental Protection Department Francis Cheng (far left) join winners of Best Investigative Study award from SKH Tang Shiu Kin Secondary School. Photo: Esri China (Hong Kong)

    Students display creativity in fight against climate change

    - Jul 10, 2017 12:22pm
    Research firm Gartner estimated that climate change and sustainability would become key performance indicators for half of all the smart cities. Like other international cities, Hong Kong needs to reduce carbon emissions in the coming decades....
  • The GeoHub online portal launched by the Los Angeles government provides real-time location-based data, such as traffic blackspots, temporary road closures and accidents, to government agencies, public and private organizations. Photo:

    Using data to anticipate city problems

    - Jun 23, 2017 12:31pm
    Earlier this year, Smart City Consortium (SCC) organized an Internet Economy Summit where Lilian Coral, Chief Data Officer of Los Angeles GeoHub, spoke about gathering and utilizing open data, sharing with the audience her experience and...
  • AlphaGo, developed by a subsidiary of Google, has demonstrated the power of Artificial Intelligence as it beat the world’s top players in the Chinese board game Go. Photo: Xinhua

    Using AI to unlock human potential

    - Jun 9, 2017 1:05pm
    The artificial intelligence (AI) wave has spread to Hong Kong. Hang Seng Bank plans to introduce Chatbot, with natural language processing and mechanical learning ability, to provide customers with credit card offers and banking services information;...
  • Spending a few minutes close to nature at lunch break helps eliminate fatigue from work. Photo: Taikoo Place

    Getting close to nature enhances productivity

    - May 26, 2017 5:31pm
    A survey released by the Mental Health Association of Hong Kong earlier this year found that 5.5 percent of the respondents were suffering from depression while nearly 10 percent had suicidal tendencies. Meanwhile, according to a...
  • The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has announced the start of the first phase of a study on Central Bank Digital Currency. Photo: Bloomberg

    Why central bank-issued digital currency will be good

    - May 18, 2017 3:32pm
    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced the commencement of the first phase of study on Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) to understand the pros and cons of such facility. Now, what is CBDC? While mobile...

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