报告平台：腾讯会议 ID：121 303 046
报 告 人：SIAU Keng Leng 教授
Neal Stephenson proposed the concept of a metaverse in his novel Snow Crash in 1992. In Snow Crash, the author described a three-dimensional digital world simulated by computers, where people, presented as avatars, can enter the virtual world through terminal devices and carry out various activities such as meeting, socializing, entertainment, shopping, education, and content creation. Metaverse is a virtual world that is parallel to the real world. AI and the metaverse are changing the world and revolutionizing how we work, play, and interact with one another. Many academicians and scholars are researching AI and the metaverse. Industries and practitioners have started to pay attention to these emerging fields, setting off a wave of AI and metaverse investments. This talk will look at the promises and challenges of AI and the metaverse. We will also discuss the current research gaps and highlight the directions for future research in the areas of the "Future of Work" and the "Future of Humanity."
Professor Siau is the Head of the Department of Information Systems and Chair Professor of Information Systems at the City University of Hong Kong. He is also a Chair Professor (Affiliate) of the School of Data Science at the City University of Hong Kong. Professor Siau is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Database Management and a Senior Editor of the Industrial Management & Data Systems journal. Professor Siau has more than 300 academic publications. According to Google Scholar, he has a citation count of more than 18,500. His h-index and i10-index are 71 and 173, respectively. Professor Siau is consistently ranked globally as one of the top information systems researchers based on his h-index and productivity rate. He is also on the 2020 and 2021 Stanford University lists of the world's top 2% most-cited scientists (he is ranked in the top 1%). Professor Siau has received numerous awards, such as the prestigious International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Outstanding Service Award in 2006, IBM Faculty Awards in 2006 and 2008, IBM Faculty Innovation Award in 2010, AIS Sandra Slaughter Service Award in 2019, and AIS Award for Outstanding Contribution to IS Education in 2019.