CUHK contributes expertise in APRU AI project

Prof. LAU Chong Fuk (1st left) takes part in a panel forum on AI hosted by APRU and The New York Times.

Prof. LAU Chong Fuk (1st left) takes part in a forum on AI hosted by APRU and The New York Times.

CUHK has been active in an Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) project on AI supported by Google. The project ‘Democratising AI and Building Trust in the Technology’ examines issues of AI governance, its impact on Asia-Pacific, and how society can maximise AI-tech’s potential for an equitable future. Prof. LAU Chong Fuk from the Department of Philosophy, whose research expertise is on the ethical use of AI, is participating in the project along with other APRU members. A series of working papers and their resulting policy recommendations will be published and disseminated to governments and civil society.

In October 2018, Prof. Lau joined a panel in a forum on ‘AI for Good: Advancing Ethical, Transparent, and Equitable Strategies for AI’ hosted by APRU and The New York Times. The promises of AI and where its solutions lay with respect to environmental sustainability, gender equity, representation of marginalised communities in data, civil rights and surveillance were discussed.

As the only network of leading universities linking the Americas, Asia and Australasia, APRU is the Voice of Knowledge and Innovation for the Asia-Pacific region. With a membership of 50 research universities, it brings together thought leaders, researchers, and policy-makers to exchange ideas and collaborate on effective solutions to the challenges of the 21st Century.

CUHK has been actively engaged in the activities of APRU. Faculty members are encouraged to engage in the work of APRU to build and strengthen their international research and network. Those who are interested in exploring collaboration with APRU should contact OAL at