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Updated: 31 Oct 2023

HKBU hosts symposium to explore the future of journalism in an AI era

The School of Communication at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) will host a symposium with the theme "What is the Future of Journalism in the Age of AI?" on 1 November 2023 (Wednesday).

The symposium aims to explore the transformative impact of generative artificial intelligence (AI) on the journalism industry. Renowned international and local media representatives, AI experts and scholars will share their insights and experiences on various aspects, including AI-generated news, ethical considerations, industry trends, and the future landscape of journalism.

Media representatives can attend the symposium in person or through the conference software Zoom.

Details of the symposium are as follows:

Date: 1 November 2023 (Wednesday)
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Venues: CVA 1022, 10/F, Lee Shau Kee Communication and Visual Arts Building, Baptist University Road Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University, 5 Hereford Road, Kowloon Tong

Professor Raymond R Wong, School of Communication, HKBU 

Professor Chan King Cheung, Raymond R. Wong Endowed Professor in Media Ethics, School of Communication, HKBU

Guest Speakers:
Mr Robert McKenzie, Former BBC News Labs Editor
Mr Fred Sheu, National Technology Officer at Microsoft Hong Kong
Mr Eric Wishart, AFP Standards and Ethics Editor
Ms Sharron Fast, Senior Lecturer in Media Law at the University of Hong Kong
Aida, AI Weather Presenter of RTHK

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You are cordially invited to send a reporter/photographer to cover the event. 

Media enquiries:
Sandy Cheng of the School of Communication (Tel: 3411 7499, Email:

Lee Shau Kee Communication and
Visual Arts Building
5 Hereford Road, Kowloon Tong
Kowloon, Hong Kong

T : 3411 8154
F : 3411 7375
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