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Alliance with TCL to foster research collaboration

22 Nov 2021

PolyU announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TCL Group, a multinational electronics company headquartered in Mainland China at the TCL Global Technology Project Release and Cooperation Signing Conference in Nov 2021. The cooperation was driven by COMP and the Research Centre on Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RC-DSAI) of PolyU. The MoU offers a framework for collaboration to develop research in science and technology, as well as for developing and implementing applied research projects in innovative Artificial Intelligence.

The MoU was signed by Prof. Christopher Chao, Vice President (Research and Innovation) of PolyU and Dr Jiajun Shen, Chief AI Scientist of TCL Corporate Research (Hong Kong) Co. Limited. The signing ceremony was witnessed by the Co-Directors of RC-DSAI, Prof. Qing Li, Chair Professor and Head of COMP and Prof. Lei Zhang, Chair Professor of COMP as well as Mr Hei Chak, Design Director and Mr Karl Li, Manager of External Affairs from TCL Corporate Research.

At the ceremony, Prof. Chao said, “This MoU marks a closer tie between the two parties, represents our efforts to promote long-term academic and research cooperation, and also perfectly reflects our commitment to meet the changing needs of students and society.” On behalf of TCL Group, Dr Shen expressed his enthusiasm for collaboration and said the main purpose of the MoU was to facilitate further discussions and explore collaborative opportunities on AI, Data Science and robotics technologies.

TCL Corporate Research is dedicated to AI-related research including natural language processing, computer vision, big data analysis, etc. Through this alliance, both parties aim to promote the long-term development of AI, identify new applications, explore more innovative technologies, attract R&D experts and cultivate AI talents.

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