酒店數碼鏡 可對答安排服務

(文章於2018年2月12日在香港經濟日報刊登)

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如果你入住酒店,房間有一塊能開口答問題的魔鏡,你會問甚麼?

松下電器 (Panasonic) 近期在北美展出一款數碼連身鏡。酒店客人不單可以對鏡整理儀容,鏡子還採用 IBM Watson 認知運算及雲端科技,智能應對客人的提問。

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扶手電梯智能化 可望更安全

(文章於2017年5月29日在香港經濟日報刊登)

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早前本港數宗運輸系統及商場內發生的扶手電梯事故,相信讀者都仍歷歷在目。翻查運輸處的資料,2016年底中環至半山扶手電梯系統每日使用人次高達7.8萬,可見扶手電梯和行人輸送帶等,早已成為重要的運輸工具。今天當連巴士及小巴也有像流動程式及GPS等資訊科技「加持」,扶手電梯亦應到了升級時候。

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Blockchain and the Internet of Things

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Blockchain continues to be a hot topic among businesses in Hong Kong. On November 11, TVB Pearl Money Magazine aired another Blockchain story that discusses how the new technology will revolutionize the logistics industry and make the Internet of Things more secure. IBM subject matter expert Iqbal AliKhan is again featured as one of the speakers. The full program can be viewed at here.

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Hong Kong Smart Glass Startup Taps IBM Cloud to Combine Augmented Reality and Cognitive Capabilities

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Dragon Creative Primed for Growth and Innovation with IBM Cloud

Dragon Creative Enterprise Solution Limited (DCES), a local pioneer in augmented reality (AR) applications, has successfully migrated its software development and delivery operations to the IBM Cloud in order to improve time to market, access cognitive APIs and leverage IBM’s extensive go-to-market support.

A home-grown startup with a successful track record in public crowdfunding, DCES was established in 2013 to tap emerging opportunities in commercial applications of augmented reality, leveraging its award-winning MAD Gaze family of “smart glass” devices. Launched by DCES in December 2015, MAD Gaze is a smart glasses brand targeted at both business and consumer markets, delivering a superior user experience based on augmented reality.

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Catchup: Bluemix + Gadget提醒你巴士幾時到站

等巴士和追巴士這兩個動作,對許多香港人來說是家常便飯。香港道路環境複雜,令大家難以預測巴士時間到站。有兩位中文大學的學生就看中這個需求,利用實時資訊,開發出一款 Catchup 流動應用程式,幫用家節省等待巴士的時間。

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推「全民編程」 保香港物流優勢

(原文於2016年7月7日在香港經濟日報刊登)

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近年許多國家均積極將電腦編程普及化,如日本在五月宣佈於 2020 年開始把電腦編程分段納入中小學的必修課程;美國在年初提出「全民電腦科學」計劃,撥款 40 億美元投入電腦科教育;新加坡於去年在 16 間中小學推行「編碼樂」學習項目,首相李顯龍更以身作則,公開表示自己能編寫數獨破解程式!

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Keeping cool with cloud

(Note: This article is a repost from IBM Cloud Stories)

Ambi Labs launches a cognitive climate-control offering powered by IBM Cloud technology

In the midst of a humid Hong Kong summer, Ambi Labs founder Julian Lee faced a dilemma.

“I have a 15-year-old husky, and if it’s too warm, he’ll bark,” says Lee. “So the conflict was do I keep on the air conditioning all the time and feel like I’m wasting a lot of energy, or do I worry about my dog suffering in the heat while I’m away?”

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