On June 27, the Joint Research Center for Digital World, established by Terminus Group and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) (HKUST (GZ)), was officially inaugurated, aiming to promote the research and applications of Artificial Intelligence of things (AIoT). Combining Terminus Group's global AIoT application scenarios and HKUST (GZ)’s world-leading research strengths, the Center will promote key research projects - incl. creating middle-platform architecture for ubiquitous AIoT, building the operation and maintenance framework for city-level IoT platforms, the efficient networking and resource scheduling of ubiquitous intelligent mNodes - and strive to become a global key research platform in the digital economy area.
Victor AI, Founder and CEO of Terminus Group and Lionel M. NI, President of HKUST (GZ), along side with representatives of the two sides attended the Center’s inauguration ceremony.
Since the beginning of this year, the development of technologies such as ChatGPT and large models is accelerating the arrival of a more digital and intelligent world. The advancement of technology forces humankind to think about how to keep up with the times and ride the technological wave in order to make technology better serve people. This is why the Joint Research Center for Digital World was established.
The Joint Research Center is located on the campus of HKUST (GZ), covering an area of approximately 306 square meters. Backed by the strengths and resources of both sides, the center focuses on exploring the theoretical basis and technical framework of personalized, customized and user-centric services.
Campus of HKUST (GZ)
The Center plans to carry out 3-5 research and development projects every year with topics now including: the trusted digital information middle-platform architecture for ubiquitous AIoT, the creation of the knowledge graph for city-level IoT platform, the intelligent operation and maintenance framework for city-level IoT platform, the intelligent management and operation system for intelligent charging stations, the automatic positioning and combination method for intelligent space complex audio and video systems, the efficient networking and resource scheduling of ubiquitous intelligent mNodes. With these projects, we hope to fully promote the diversity, equality, and efficiency of smart cities at the AGI era.
Victor AI, Founder and CEO of Terminus Group, delivered a speech on the inauguration ceremony
Victor AI, Founder and CEO of Terminus Group, thanked Lionel M. NI, President of HKUST (GZ), for his support during the establishment of the Joint Research Center. Victor pointed out that the rapid iteration of technology makes us constantly think about how to keep pace with the times, promote the transformation of productivity and the restructuring of production relations so that technology can better serve humankind. Industry research driven by curiosity, application-oriented research, these genes of HKUST as a global top research university are the foundation of our collaboration. The Joint Research Center will create an open international technological innovation platform and a bridge for technological exchanges between the Greater Bay Area and globe; attract talents and innovative projects with a high-quality research and practice environment; and help to develop the Greater Bay Area into a new highland of technologies and talents.
Lionel M. NI, President of HKUST (GZ), said at the inauguration ceremony that the development of smart cities has enabled technology applications to penetrate into all aspects of the city. The interconnection of information will greatly accelerate the regional flow of economic factors in various cities. We are honored to establish the Joint Research Center for Digital World with Terminus Group. Intelligentization is something we have always wanted to do, while personalized and customized city services will become the core of the future digital world. Therefore, HKUST (GZ) and Terminus Group will set a technical team and apply for industry-university-research cooperation and development projects to promote the application of key technologies, cultivate more outstanding talents for the industry, empower the development of city technologies, help with technological innovation and industry-academia collaboration in the Greater Bay Area and drive the prosperity of the new intelligent economy.
Lionel M. Ni, President of HKUST (GZ), delivered a speech on the inauguration ceremony
HKUST (GZ) and Terminus Group jointly nominated and selected the members of the first scientific board of the joint research center. Dr. Yang YANG, the Chief Scientist of Terminus Group, will lead the research center as the Director of and Member of the first scientific board of the joint research center,
Dr. Yang YANG, Director of and Member of the first scientific board of the joint research center, introduced plans of the center
Dr. Yang YANG said that this cooperation is also innovating on the traditional talent cultivation model. "The gap between academic research and industry application is a hidden challenge that has long constrained the development of both. Through this cooperation, Terminus Group is prioritizing talent cultivation by deeply engaging in the education and training stage, reducing the distance between the laboratory and the industry for professionals."