26 October 2022

HKU-SCF - A DISTINGUISHED LECTURE BY PROFESSOR KWOK-YAN LAM OF NTU

Speaker: Professor Kwok-Yan LAM, School of Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University
Abstract: The rapid adoption of digitalization in almost all aspects of economic activities has led to serious concerns in security, privacy, transparency, and fairness issues of digitalized systems. These issues will result in negative impacts on people’s trust in digitalization, which need to be addressed in order for organizations to reap the benefits of digitalization. The typical value proposition of digitalization such as elevated operational efficiency through automation and enhanced customer services through customer analytics require the collection, storage, and processing of massive amounts of user data, which are a typical cause for data governance issues and concerns on cybersecurity, privacy, and data misuses. AI-enabled processing and decision-making also lead to concerns about algorithm bias and distrust in digitalization. In this talk, we will briefly review the motivation for digitalization, discuss the trust issues in digitalization, and introduce the emerging areas of Trust Technology which is a key enabler in developing and growing the digital economy.