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Facial Recognition: The Next Phase

Facial Recognition: The Next Phase

Dr Ping Luo helped develop a facial recognition system that has outperformed competitors from Google and Facebook and that he is taking to the next step by applying it to social relationships and fashion.

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Sex among the Masses

Sex among the Masses

Professor Wu Cuncun has been digging out lesser-known songbooks and storybooks from Imperial China that offer a window into the sex and material lives of the lower classes.

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City Squeeze

City Squeeze

China’s accelerating urban redevelopment has encouraged local governments to let landowners share in the profits, but it has also exacerbated inequalities.

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Drawing Rhythm from the Algorithm

Drawing Rhythm from the Algorithm

Dr Hu Xiao of the Faculty of Education has used data analytics to develop systems that can retrieve and recommend music for modulating people’s emotions and evoking behavioural and physiological responses.

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Feeling Bored? Pay Attention to This

Feeling Bored? Pay Attention to This

Boredom tends to arise when we stop paying attention to the task at hand, say HKU psychology researchers. The easy distraction of the smartphone is not helping.

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