CUHK Engineering x SenseTime AI Competition Trains AI Talents


The CUHK Faculty of Engineering and SenseTime Group Ltd jointly held an AI Competition for Secondary Schools at the CUHK campus on 11 May 2019, with over 30 teams from 22 schools participated.

The event resulted in the team from St. Paul’s Co-educational College winning the first prize with their project “Cantonese lip reading”.  Lip reading has been a hot topic with well-developed models for English and Mandarin, but non-existent for Cantonese yet.  The Judging Panel was impressed by the sophistication of the team’s work on the topic, the presentation skills of the team members, and the way they handled the Q&A.

After the Competition, the winning teams were presented with cash prize and certificates.  Additionally, the first prize team will receive continuous guidance and support from senior researchers of SenseTime during the coming year aiming for possible participation in national and world-class competitions.  The first and second prize teams will have the opportunity to visit SenseTime and the collaborating universities for internships and summer training. All members of the winning teams will be eligible for receiving scholarships from the Haitong International Securities Group Ltd when they enroll in AI-related programs in their university studies.

The event this year is only the beginning of collaboration between CUHK Engineering and SenseTime. As Professor Martin D. F. Wong remarked in his opening speech of the Competition: “By this first event with Sensetime on AI competition for secondary schools, we aim to begin promoting AI education and cultivating a new generation of AI talents for the future. We will extend our collaborative efforts to more activities on stimulating the interest of our next generation in advanced engineering technologies.”

The results of the CUHK Engineering x SenseTime AI Competition 2019 for Secondary Schools:

 School nameProject title Team nameTeam members
Frist Prize St. Paul’s Co-educational College Cantonese Lip ReadingSPCCLuo Steven Tin Sui, Yau Cheuk Hang Samuel,
Chu Tsz Chun Julian
Second Prize Diocesan Girls' School Elesafer: Security with Machine LearningCaffeine LemniscateChoi Ching Lam, Leung Ka Yan Miko
Second PrizeChristian and Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Secondary SchoolArtificial Intelligence Career Planning SystemSKSS Scientific Research TeamChan Hei Yeung Cyrus, Chiang Cheuk Chi, Sun Ka Wing,
Lee Ka Ying, Kwok Chun Chak Perry
Third Prize Stewards Pooi Kei College Typhoon Intensity Forecast4 PeacersNg Wing Lam, Au Yeung Hiu Ching, Cheng Yi Ching,
Sin Wai Ka, Wan Cheuk Wing
Third Prize Pui Ching Middle School Macau Pui Ching Middle School MacauPCMSWong Hou Wang, Lei Chi Him,
Choi In Chong, Lau Wai Nam