Female Leader in Asia on AI Pascale Fung, Thought Leader and Expert Speaker

Pascale Fung


AI; Robotics;

Job Title

Professor and Expert


Global Future Council


Hong Kong


English, Mandarin, Cantonese


Pascale is a member of the Global Future Council on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, a think tank of the World Economic Forum. She is keenly interested in promoting AI research for the betterment of humanity, including AI for ethical fintech and medical practices. Pascale has been invited as an AI expert to different government initiatives in China, Japan, the UAE, India, the European Union and the United Nations.

Speaking Topics

– Challenges and shortcomings of the Conversational AI model

– Ethical and Technological challenges of Conversational AI

– What improvements have been done for achieving success in the human-machine Interaction?

– The role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all

– Tech in times of crisis

– China and the US – collaboration or competition in AI?

– 40 years of AI in China

– AI and Robotics for smart aging

Expert Profile

The expert is a Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), where she teaches courses on Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, High Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She is also a visiting professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.  

She is an expert on the Global Future Council, a think tank for the World Economic Forum. She represents HKUST on Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society. She is the Director of HKUST Centre for AI Research (CAiRE), an interdisciplinary research center on top of all four schools at HKUST. She and her team built CAiRE-COVID – an innovative solution for Covid-19, a task using natural language processing on Kaggle – the world’s largest data science community and a subsidiary of Google.