Bulletin No. 1, 2018

Discourse onArtificial Intelligence The Centre for Innovation and Technology of the Faculty of Engineering held a technology forum titled ‘Artificial Intelligence Over Humans?’ on 18 January, drawing over 500 technology leaders, experts, researchers and government officials to discuss the possibilities and development trends of Artificial Intelligence. It was officiated by Mr. Nicholas W. Yang (4th left), Secretary for Innovation and Technology of the HKSAR Government and Prof. Rocky S. Tuan (3rd left), CUHK Vice- Chancellor, and chaired by Prof. Wong Kam-fai (2nd left), Associate Dean of the Faculty and Director of the Centre. I ntellectual C ross - currents Harvard Professor on the Evolution of Green Business International Conference on Bilingualism The International Conference on Bilingualism: Language and Heritage, organized by the University of Cambridge–Chinese University of Hong Kong Joint Laboratory for Bilingualism, was held from 18 to 19 December 2017 at CUHK. The Conference featured bilingualism through the lens of the intricate relationship of language and heritage, in particular, the acquisition of language as a way to preserve and maintain a speaker’s and the community’s heritage and the challenges posed to language learners, researchers and educators. The attendance of researchers and practitioners from Australia, the UK, the US, Singapore and Hong Kong provided an international perspective on issues in nurturing bilingualism in early childhood and heritage bilingualism across diverse contexts. Shedding Light on Smart Building The Croucher Advanced Study Institute on ‘Smart Building Technology, Management and Fog Computing’, organized by the Institute of Future Cities, was held from 24 to 26 January. The conference offered lectures to researchers, practising professionals and students, providing opportunities for exchange in proprietary networks, fog computing and intelligent computational methods, and the holistic integration for energy management of buildings in smart cities. Internationalization of Higher Education in Sharp Focus The Symposium on Internationalization of Student Affairs Issues in Higher Education, organized by the Office of Student Affairs, was held from 25 to 26 January. The event brought together 263 university administrators, university student services personnel, and educational research scholars from 17 countries and regions to exchange ideas in the management of student affairs in the context of the internationalization of higher education. The Symposium came with two keynote speeches and four seminars. The first keynote speech ‘The Future Trends in Student Affairs and Services Issues at Universities’ was delivered by Prof. Takane Ito, Special Advisor to the President (Internationalization of Undergraduate Education) of the University of Tokyo. The second speech ‘The Core Professional Development of Student Affairs and Services Personnel’ was presented by Prof. Peter Pang, Dean of Students of the National University of Singapore. Prof. Geoffrey G. Jones, Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at Harvard Business School, was invited as the keynote speaker of the Public Lectures on History and Business in China 2017–18 jointly organized by the Department of History, the Centre for Comparative and Public History and Hong Kong Public Libraries, Leisure and Cultural Services Department. He delivered a lecture on ‘The Evolution of Green Business in a Historical Perspective’ on 1 March at Cho Yiu Conference Hall. 36 Chinese University Bulletin No.1, 2018