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SenseTime and Hong Kong Education City Sign Memorandum of Understanding


Hong Kong – 13th December 2019 – Hong Kong Education City (HKEdCity) and SenseTime Group Limited (SenseTime) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today on promoting AI application and development in education.

AI technology has been flourishing in recent years and AI talents are now highly sought-after in the world. As AI technology becomes more widely used in everyday life, it is essential for digital citizens to understand, master and apply AI in order to be future ready. On the one hand, a comprehensive curriculum for AI education becomes crucial to equipping students with AI and the related knowledge to tackle the challenges ahead. On the other hand, AI and big data can help teachers in teaching and assessment. Not only can technology facilitate curriculum development and increase learning and teaching efficiency, it also eases teachers’ burden from administration work. As a global leader in AI, SenseTime has developed a deep learning platform with supercomputing centres. With the mission of leading AI innovation to empower the future, SenseTime and HKEdCity will join hands to promote AI education in Hong Kong and rejuvenate the local education sector by providing an AI learning platform and teaching resources as well as organizing professional training sessions for teachers and students.

Mr Victor Cheng Pat-leung, Executive Director of Hong Kong Education City, said, ‘With the rapid development of innovative technologies, educators have to keep abreast of the latest technologies and help students embrace the future by adopting technologies. For years, HKEdCity has been advocating the use of information technology in realising innovative learning and teaching. We are excited to join hands with SenseTime as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Learning and Teaching Expo. We look forward to fueling the application and development of AI in schools and helping teachers and students prepare for upcoming milestones.’

Mr Jesse Shang Hai-long, Managing Director of SenseTime Hong Kong & Managing Director of Education Business Unit, said, ‘Promoting AI education is of pivotal importance to the advancement of Hong Kong’s innovation and technology development. More and more industries sectors are adopting AI technology to transform their business models, therefore mastering AI will be a key advantage for the young generation in the future job market. We are honoured to partner with HKEdCity to push forward local AI education by collaborating on multiple AI-enabled education projects as well as upgrade supporting facilities for schools to implement AI course. We hope to equip our next generation with profound AI skills and knowledge so that they can maintain a competitive edge in future.’

To keep motivating innovative learning and teaching, HKEdCity has been working closely with leading international technology companies like SenseTime. Inspired by the presentation entitled ‘Emerging Trend of AI + Education Technology’ delivered by Mr Jesse Shang Hai-long at Learning and Teaching Expo 2018, HKEdCity is pleased to sign the MOU with SenseTime this year, hoping to deepen the cooperation and explore the latest trends of education technology together.

Last year, HKEdCity and Microsoft Hong Kong started a two-year collaboration, enabling HKEdCity to apply advanced cloud services for building cutting-edge innovative education products. In 2019, HKEdCity, with the new collaboration with SenseTime, hopes to empower the next generation to face the future with confidence.