亞洲大學國際產學聯盟 舉辦AI & Blockchain論壇 產學研大咖暢談大未來

亞洲大學國際產學聯盟 舉辦AI & Blockchain論壇 產學研大咖暢談大未來

第二屆《Hit AI & Blockchain》人工智慧暨區塊鏈產業高峰會,2 月 20 日(三)全日於
香格里拉台北遠東國際大飯店 B1 怡東園舉行。本屆峰會由 GITA 全球 ICO 資訊透明聯盟、臺灣金融科技協會、亞洲大學人工智慧暨區塊鏈國際產學聯盟、KNOWING 新聞、幣特財經共同主辦。更多訊息。


邀請Benjamin Lev教授與曾明朗教授分享主編經驗

亞洲大學(Asia University, Taiwan)16日舉行的智慧分析與管理科學論壇,邀請Omega國際期刊主編Benjamin Lev教授與亞州大學曾明朗教授分享主編與研究經驗。因此,特請到Benjamin Lev教授與曾明朗教授兩位分享主編經驗,給國內學者在投稿上的一些提醒。

該論壇由亞洲大學人工智慧暨區塊鏈國際產學聯盟、大數據研究中心、金融科技與區塊鏈研究中心,與創新與循環經濟研究中心共同主辦,配合科技部人工智慧製造系統中心與工業工程學門,邀請 Omega國際期刊主編Benjamin Lev教授來台進行系列演講。


[reproduced] China Asia Associated University Works with Taiwan AI Academy to Focus on AI Talents Development and Research as well as to Solidify Industrial and Academic Cooperations.

Taiwan AI Academy chose to team up with China Asia Associated University in order to upgrade the industry. An agreement was signed yesterday to mark the start of the cooperation between the two parties. As President, Asia University, Dr. Jeffrey J. P. Tsai indicated, China Asia Associated University will dedicate to AI talents development and research as well as solidifying academic and industrial cooperations. Dr. Sheng-Wei Chen, CEO of Taiwan AI Academy, pointed out, both sides will join hands to cultivate AI talents so as to let Taiwan jump on the fast growing AI bandwagon.

Taiwan AI Academy was established by the Foundation of Technology and Ecology Development. China Medical University and China Asia Associated University, an affiliation of Asia University, were selected as partners in central Taiwan to work together on the cultivation of high-level AI talents by offering advanced programs aiming to elevate Taiwan’s AI industry.

As Dr. Tsai said in the agreement signing ceremony, Asia University has, besides promoting AI general knowledge, AI College, FinTech Blockchain Center, Big Data Research Center, AI Research Center, AI Medicare and Assistive Devices Application Center, and 3D Medicare Application Center that are all geared toward student education, hands-on practice, and cooperations between academia and industry. Viewing from the increasing demand for AI talents and technology, the partnership of China Asia Associated University and Taiwan AI Academy will help greatly in talents development and make a contribution to the industry.

“Make AI germinate and bring forth development for the industry in Taiwan,” stated Dr. Chen, CEO of Taiwan AI Academy. He went on to say, “The mission of the academy is to cultivate AI talents for the purpose of increasing Taiwan’s industrial competitivity, through a systematic way and in a massive scale, hoping to develop AI talents in tens of thousands.” Dr. Chen added at the end, “Let talent drought be no more a hurdle for the industry.”

Dr. Shian-Shyong Tseng, vice president of Asia University and dean of College of AI also pointed out, Asia University will collaborate with China Asia Associated University to provide AI solutions for industry operators, work on academic research, offer exclusive courses, and host AI forums. Qualified students from Asia Associated University will be hired as full-time TAs, with a monthly salary from NT$50,000 to NT$100,000.

Agreement signing ceremony between China Asia Associated University and Taiwan AI Academy, Dr. Jeffrey J. P. Tsai, President of Asia Univer-sity, ( second from left ), Dr. Sheng-Wei Chen, CEO of Taiwan AI Acad-emy ( second from right ), and Dr. Grace Lin, Vice President of Asia Uni-versity ( far right )

Asia University International AI & Blockchain Consortium Teams up with INFORMS, the First Time Ever, Sponsored by Nearly Twenty Corporations of Different Fields, Making Taiwan the Center of International Attention.

Asia University iABC Teams up with 2018 INFORMS, Co-sponsored by Nearly 20 Corporations, Making Taiwan the Center of International Attention.

Supported by Ministry of Science and Technology as part of the program of Global Research & Industry Alliance, GLORIA, Asia University International AI & Blockchain Consortium, iABC, held the 2018 International INFORMS Conference together with INFORMS, which is the world largest institute of OR, analytics, and AI. The conference was scheduled from 2018/6/17 to 2018/6/20 at the Taipei International Convention Center.

AI, Key to the Fourth Wave of Technological Innovation

as Dr. Nicholas Hall, president of INFORMS, expressed, INFORMS is an international institute that weighs equally on both academia and industry.  In the era of big data, providing solutions through effective use of analytics can save not just cost, even lives. INFORMS is currently having members in over 90 nations around the world, and is on its way to reach the target of 100 nations. As Dr. Yu-Chin Hsu, deputy minister  of Ministry of Science and Technology, addressed in the opening ceremony, “The fourth wave of technological innovation led by AI is currently underway; whether for new ventures or industry transformation, AI is no doubt the key.”

Thanks to Dr. Grace Lin, vice president of Asia University and 2018 INFORMS conference general chair, elite scholars and national academicians were invited to deliver more than 40 keynote speeches, and nearing 1,000 papers were published in the conference. According to Dr. Lin, Asia University has been dedicating to international academic exchange, and hopefully Asia University iABC may look out for strategic partners on the occasion of this event. Top scientists all over the world have gathered in the conference that brought in tremendous energy for the development of academia and industry alike. In the meantime, it is also hoped that this will be an opportunity to open up channels for international cooperations through GLORIA.


AI, Critical in Initiating an Industrial Revolution

Renowned scholars and industry experts such as Prof. Chris Tang of UCLA, Dr. John Buzacott, also known as the Father of Smart Manufacturing, Prof. Ed Kaplan of Yale University. Perf. David Yao of Columbia University, Prof. Shmuel S. Oren of UC Berkley, Prof. Ramayya Krishnan dean of Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University, Prof. Lan Khin Yong, vice president of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Prof. Ling Sam, dean of academic affairs at Nanyang Technological University all share a common view that AI and analytics are critical in industrial revolution and creating a better life.

In addition to top scholars worldwide, well-known international corporations like IBM, SAS, LinkedIn, Johnson Control, UPS, Ford, MicroSoft, Uber, Experian all came to Taiwan to share their expertise and knowledge about OR, analytics, recent AI development, and how to apply innovation on smart supply chain, intelligent agriculture, smart energy, smart manufacturing, smart finance, and smart healthcare rendering a significant exchange opportunity.

Industries Domestic and Abroad, AI Spells Business

The 2018 INFORMS hosted the Future Finance and Healthcare Hackathon for the first time and a forum specially on women of the technology industry. The events both received great response and were sponsored by institutions and universities such as Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan FinTech Association, Taipei Medical University, Yuanta Financial Holdings, Yuanta Culture and Education Foundation, DBS Bank, Niwodai, Fusions360, SAS, AMPL, IBM, UBC, UT Dallas, City University of Hong Kong, University of Notre Dame, BNY Mellon, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Grace Lin, vice president of Asia University and the 2018 INFORMS general chair stated, the hackathon, attracted 30 teams from domestic and abroad, was an English-only competition judged by international reviewers. It was a great occasion when scholars and industry experts was able to witness the creativity and communication ability of students in Taiwan, and hopefully to encourage them to come to Taiwan again so as to promote more international exchange.

The competition sparked off innovative ideas in areas like applied computer science, big data analytics, AI application on fintech, and healthcare. The winner “Block Fit” walked away with US$10,000 prize money, exclusively sponsored by Yuanta Financial Holdings and Yuanta Culture and Education Foundation. The winning team put together health, finance, and insurance to motivate people to work out and change their way of life so that they can improve health and living quality, and at the same time get financial benefit from health insurance. As the team name manifested itself, “Block Fit” blended in the concept of blockchain to save and share personal health care, an cross-domain applied innovation from the  health category.

iABC expected to, by means of holding the hackathon, attract foreign industry experts, cultivate talents in AI and blockchain fields, and eventually inspire more elite corporations to join the consortium where members will get a chance to watch and learn to innovate, raise capital and recruit new talents.

亞洲大學iABC以學研角度參與促成「台灣區塊鏈暨加密代幣自律組織(TBC SRO)」成立!


區塊鏈與加密代幣的去中心化(或多中心化)、帳簿紀錄的不可逆與不易更改、與在缺乏信任的環境中可透過共識機制取得可信賴的決策等特性,在許多產業都有顛覆性的運用。自去年六月起,ICO募資已顛覆了創投早期投資模式,成為區塊鏈新創的主要募資模式。較之傳統募資,ICO有幾個優點:大幅縮短了投資者獲利退出的期間、創新者較易取得較多的資金、以及讓消費者與投資大眾可以早期參與投資或價值創造等。ICO 快速獲利的誘因使得不少投資人踴躍投入,但是由於ICO門檻低,資訊不透明,容易被投機份子操縱,詐欺,也使得幣值暴漲暴跌,投資風險急遽升高。台灣近期掀起ICO熱,民眾對ICO具高度興趣,投機份子也開始湧入,鼓吹暴利。台灣有成立SRO,避免劣幣驅逐良幣的急迫性與必要性。臺灣金融科技協會王可言理事長表示,自律組織的籌備與發起主要是要建立交易所運作、加密代幣發行、營運、推廣、銷售、資訊透明化、與保護消費者權益等的最低規則與最佳典範。協會與自律組織會夥同業者研擬具體可行自律機制,讓組織成員以高標準自律運作步上軌道。王可言也說明協會希望與業者共同努力、發展與自律並重,把握商機,建立誠信品牌,改善 ICO 市場秩序,引領產業正向發展。協會和區塊鍊自律組織也會依生態圈業務特性、積極訂定自律條款,透過自律組織與自願訊息披露平台,增加透明度、打造一個健全的區塊鏈應用發展環境。協助業者開發,培養本土的良幣,並和國際接軌,吸引國際人才與資金,把台灣打造成國際區塊鏈樞紐。

對於ICO,金管會副主委鄭貞茂首先建議業者用Crypto-assets(加密資產)取代Cryptocurrency(加密代幣),因為「代幣」這個詞容易讓人迷失焦點。鄭貞茂並指出目前面臨最大的疑慮,就是ICO合法性仍舊未明確,新創業者若不小心,有觸法的可能。他呼籲有疑慮的業者,都可以向金管會提問,由主管機關來協助。另外,對於ICO的稅制(交易稅及營業所得稅)應該要做一個合理、具說服力的評估報告和說帖,來和政府主管機構溝通,以避免稅負過高阻礙ICO的發展。金管也會與財政部持續協商。 此外,鄭貞茂也指出創新的發展,民間的腳步比公部門快得很多,他認為此自律組織的成立將面臨很多實際問題,到時還需就各別議題來和政府協商。他強調現階段要透過立法克服相關問題緩不濟急,如金融沙盒監理條例立法協調一年多才上路,如要特別為 ICO 立法,可能還要兩、三年,因此現階段建議利用現有法規以及民間自律去做。更重要的是,SRO的規範需有一定的嚴格標準與自制力,才得以發揮相互監督自律之效。

前政委蔡玉玲律師表示,因為ICO的範圍擴及全球之故,對於ICO的監理,政府其實力有未逮,能監督管制的部分有限,建議政府不要採取「剛性管制」,可採低度管制,從立法院支持業者自律,創造友善環境。這也突顯了SRO自律的重要性,蔡玉玲強調:ICO發行方與投資者之間有著「資訊不對稱」造成容易詐欺的問題,因此需要一個公開透明的平台,讓發幣者揭露足夠的資訊;資訊揭露得越多,投資者可以檢視評估以降低風險的能力也越大。台灣金融科技協會的任務除了組織SRO建立高標準自律外,還要建立一個資訊透明對等的平台。共同發起Global ICO Transparency Alliance (GITA) 的目的就是為 ICO 業者建立自律框架、提高透明度和問責機制。 GITA其他成員包含香港、日本、南韓、越南、以及其他歐洲的區塊鍊與ICO協會。國際化的成員加入,能使 GITA 所揭露的不只是台灣的 ICO,而是全球的資訊。期盼平台能在年底以前上線,提供使用與查詢。讓台灣於ICO領域展現發光發熱的潛力。

亞洲大學金融科技區塊鏈研究中心自成立以來積極投入區塊鏈技術研究,期盼在堅守法遵的原則下,推動區塊鏈的產業應用落地。也因此以學研角度參與促成「台灣區塊鏈暨加密代幣自律組織(TBC SRO)」成立。同時亦受邀於「立法院推動區塊鏈連線暨產業自律組織」,支持成立大會招開,期盼在產官學研的共同努力下促使法遵與技術共融,加速國內區塊鏈產業創新領先!

亞洲大學國際產學聯盟媒合「3D醫療列印技術」與「慈善募資區塊鏈技術」預計於Computex Taipei 2018登場亮相!

亞洲大學3D列印研究中心陳大正副校長表示,亞洲大學與中國醫藥大學附設醫院3D列印醫療研發中心以及長陽生醫國際公司長期合作之下,已成功將3D列印技術應用在醫療相關領域,包含臨床外科輔助,手術輔具,手術導版、醫學教學模型與客製化醫材等。在沈育芳及郭哲男助理教授積極投入下,近期將發展細胞列印技術及金屬列印材料發展,未來在降解式植入物、再生醫學、創新醫材等將是新的發展目標與重點。 亞洲大學金融科技區塊鏈技術研究中心與3D列印研究中心進行跨領域合作,進行「慈善募資區塊鏈技術」研究,且完成以太坊(Ethereum)區塊鏈與代幣發行技術實驗。於此次Computex參展中,也將展示如何藉由區塊鏈技術提高小額捐款效率、透明化捐款運用,並結合代幣獎勵智能合約,擴大慈善募資效應,降低經濟弱勢民眾醫療負擔。 此系統未來更可以擴充到醫界、患者與3D列印廠商之間的3D列印醫療電子採購交易平台,提高客製化醫材的製作效率,升級我國的醫療水平。








本次前往馬紹爾銀行是由林意紋執行長帶隊。馬紹爾銀行已成立35年,為馬紹爾群島三大銀行之一。在林意紋執行長的長期經營之下,亞大國際產學聯盟得以有機會進入國際,從系統開發至人才培育,提供專業協助。本次亦提供馬紹爾銀行之技術團隊相關程式語言之教育訓練,希望於系統導入後,當地技術人員擁有基本維運以及改版的能力。本次提供之教育訓練內容包括APP程式設計、Python程式設計、JAVA REST API程式設計、REST API架構與設計三大主題。當中除了基本知識的教授,亦透過互動討論方式,提高當地技術人員對於新程式技術的學習動力。









因應AI人工智慧時代來臨,亞洲大學(Asia University, Taiwan)「人工智慧暨區塊鏈國際產學聯盟」計畫,首期榮獲科技部補助2300萬元,1月26日由科技部常務次長鄒幼涵、台中市副市長林依瑩、亞洲大學創辦人蔡長海、校長蔡進發、中科管理局長陳銘煌、南良集團總裁蕭登波等20家大型知名企業見證下揭牌運作。聯盟計畫主持人、亞大副校長林蔚君指出,這項計劃是全台首創以健康照護出發,將人工智慧與區塊鏈技術,運用在「新健康」、「新零售」、「新金融」三大創新研發,進而塑造國際產學聯盟。



「能夠得到AI 人工智慧,就能得天下!」蔡進發校長說,目前美國矽谷有將近八成創業投資與人工智慧相關,有七成產品會應用AI人工智慧技術,企業如果沒有運用AI 人工智慧,恐怕會喪失七成競爭力。亞大已成立人工智慧、大數據中心,並在科技部支持下,這項科技智能國際產學聯盟已正式運作,可望發展出新健康、新零售、新金融的跨域跨業整合創新商業模式。






亞大副校長林蔚君表示,此一聯盟,將結合中亞聯大與國內外研究組織,進而發展跨國產業合作,新加坡南洋理工大學就派教授參加這項聯盟揭牌與研討會。 這項計畫分為3期,首期獲2300萬元補助,將在3年內培育3000位應用創新產品服務人才,6年內輔導100家新創公司,並衍生健康醫療照護智聯網新零售、新金融2家公司。