HKU Bulletin November 2023 (Vol. 25 No. 1)

20 02 06 42 28 38 34 02 04 06 08 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 CONTENTS Cover Story Game-Changer The Rise of AI The Threat of Harm AI for Social Good Better Access to Better Drugs Testing Innovation A Challenge for Creatives Research Teamwork at the Nanoscale Above and Beyond Shedding Light on the Dark Everything under the Sun Skin and Bones Weathering Extremes More than Skin Deep Labelled with Diamonds Teaching and Learning Outside-of-Class Action Educating for the Future A Head Start on Research Knowledge Exchange Art across the Disciplines Generations Connect People Passion, Enthusiasm, Commitment HKU’s New TEChno Honcho Pedal to the Metal GAME- CHANGER Whether you see it as good or bad, artificial intelligence (AI) looks here to stay, with profound impacts for almost every corner of human activity. Even before the arrival of ChatGPT, HKU scholars were probing its potential – from developing and adapting their own AIs, to exploring the potential for drug discovery and access, to considering the legal and policy implications for innovation. They have also been considering AI’s effects on creativity and its potential to harm. Needless to say, their explorations have only just begun. EDUCATING FOR THE FUTURE SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE DARK THE THREAT OF HARM MORE THAN SKIN DEEP ART ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES PASSION, ENTHUSIASM, COMMITMENT