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Smart society

Smart society

Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area are very well placed to conduct smart society research.  The growing use of sensors and connected devices – with some 2.5 quintillion bytes of data produced daily around the world – is valuable to the development and improvement of various areas including healthcare, management, infrastructure, and the environment. Current data science research by HKU’s Faculties of Architecture, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Medicine, and Social Sciences could be leveraged by utilizing and integrating their data to provide a healthy and sustainable society ecosystem by integrating information and communication technology (ICT), the Internet of things (IoT), and citizen participation. The focused areas we aim to develop include (1) Sustainable development: digital economies, societies, cities; (2) Resilience and response to 21st century challenges to complex societies; and 3) Data systems and strategies for smart societies: hard and soft infrastructure.