Quotes from Experts

Dr Harry SHUM Heung Yeung

  • Honorary Advisor of the Asian Robotics League Fund

  • Executive Vice President of Artificial Intelligence & Research for Microsoft

“Science and technology have become the driving forces for human development. Emerging technologies including cloud computing, Internet
of Things, artificial intelligence and quantum computing will greatly stimulate economic and social development. Mastering and application of these new technologies will not only become the key to future business development, but also form the basis of a future innovative society and even become an essential capability of a talented population. By popularizing scientific knowledge and raising people’s awareness, one can learn the benefits of technology, acquire its know-how and master it with creativity, hence enabling technology to be used to benefit people. It can also nurture more innovators with conscience, vision and ability for the world of tomorrow.”

Prof XU Yangsheng

  • Honorary Advisor of the Asian Robotics League Fund

  • President of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

“The history of world technology over the past 200-300 years has been mainly about the liberation of the flesh and the labor force; as the soul and the mind, intelligence and wisdom are far more important than the flesh, and an intelligent revolution will inevitably take place in future. In five decades‘ time, what jobs can only be done by humans but not machines? Artificial intelligence and robotics education for the general public is crucial to nurture future talent.”

Prof GAO Wen

  • Honorary Advisor of the Asian Robotics League Fund

  • Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering

“Science and technology are the primary productive forces of social development, while the scale and progress of growth depend very much on the speed and effectiveness of science popularization. Many new innovations may challenge one’s perception and habits. Science education not only carries the function of passing on technologies, but also that of educating the public.”

Mr LEUNG Chung Ming

  • Founding Chairman of the Asian Robotics League Fund

“In the era of rapid development of 5G, Internet and Internet of Things, and ever-changing technology, ‘innovation’ is the key to technology development, for which we need talent as the primary productive force. Science education provides youth with innovative practices and multidisciplinary integration, in order to cultivate their analytical ability, logical thinking and practical skills. I hope that society can create a learning atmosphere for science education and provide fertile ground that cultivates innovators for social advances and industrial development.”

Dr Joseph LEE Chung Tak

  • Director of the Asian Robotics League Fund

“The purpose of science education is not simply to nurture scientists; STEM education brings the value and attitude that the 21st century requires. ‘Science’ cultivates one’s spirit of pursuing the truth; ‘technology’ facilitates communication and expression; ‘engineering’ creates one’s problem-solving attitude; while ‘mathematics’ trains one’s logical thinking and the ability to distinguish between what is right and wrong.”

Prof WONG Kam Fai

  • Director of the Asian Robotics League Fund

  • Associate Dean (External Affairs) of Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution driven by ‘intelligentization’ is affecting the world. While some industries are undergoing structural transformation, some occupations are gradually being superseded, which makes people worry about being replaced by robots. By gearing ourselves up and maintaining competence, the industrial revolution brought by technological innovation will no longer be a concern. This suggests that STEM education is critical in the digital economy era, and illustrates how it can stimulate the younger generation’s passion and skillset in scientific theories and applications to foster the development of innovative industries.”