HKU Bulletin November 2022 (Vol. 24 No.1)

CONTENTS Cover Story Our Digital Selves AI and the Language Barrier The ‘Digitalised Self’ Press for Success Reading Our Bodies Art for Our Sake Research Living Long, Despite the Odds Be Prepared Out of the Blue Consuming Interests In the Clover Fractured Vision The Greedy Gecko Trade The Sad Place Teaching and Learning Vision for a Village Digging It! From Landscape to Laptop Knowledge Exchange The Eyes Have It Snuffing out Alternative Tobacco Products Hatching a Plan Mindful Matters People The Mix Master Our New Head of HKU-Shenzhen Hospital Books The Impossible Book Hong Kong Directors Shaping Mainland Movies 02 04 06 08 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 OUR DIGITAL SELVES Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming deeply embedded into the functioning of our daily lives, often for the better but also with unknown consequences. HKU scholars have been looking at these issues from multiple perspectives, as shown in the examples on these pages – revealing why it is urgently important to improve our ability to communicate with AI; the potential impact on concepts of the self from digitisation; the positive impact on health from AI; how our physical interaction with technology influences our behaviour; and how the art world is producing accessible works that expose and poke fun at the digitisation of our lives. 18 02 30 44 38 20 36 Out of the Blue Vision for a Village The Eyes Have It The Impossible Book Snuffing out Alternative Tobacco Products THE MIX MASTER Consuming Interests 48