Lecture on August 7, 2023 (Mon) at Hokkaido University

August 7, 2023 (Mon), 14:00–15:30
Room A24, Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University, Japan.
Hongbo Fu (Professor at City University of Hong Kong)
Towards More Accessible Tools for Content Creation
Traditional game and filming industries heavily rely on professional artists to make 2D and 3D visual content. In contrast, future industries such as metaverse and 3D printing highly demand digital content from personal users. With modern software, ordinary users can easily produce text documents, create simple drawings, make simple 3D models consisting of primitives, take images/videos, and possibly edit them with pre-defined filters. However, creating photorealistic images from scratch, fine-grained image retouching (e.g., for body reshaping), detailed 3D models, vivid 3D animations, etc., often require extensive training with professional software and is time-consuming, even for skillful artists. Generative AI, e.g., based on ChatGPT and Midjourney, recently has taken a big step and allows the easy generation of unique and high-quality images from text prompts. However, various problems, such as controllability and generation beyond images, still need to be solved. Besides AI, the recent advance in Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) software and hardware brings unique challenges and opportunities for content creation. In this talk, I will introduce my attempts to lower the barrier of content creation, making such tools more accessible to novice users. I will mainly focus on sketch-based portrait generation and content creation with AR/VR.
Contact person
Yoshinori Dobashi (Hokkaido University)

Lecture on June 7, 2023(Wed) at Muroran Institute of Technology

June 7, 2023(Wed), 16:30-18:30
R205, Education & Research Building No. 8, Muroran Institute of Technology, Hokkaido, Japan.
Kazuo Yamada (President and CEO, softusing Co.,Ltd.)
Human Resource Strategy and Dynamic Capability Development of IT with AI in the DX Era
This talk provides insights and a system development viewpoint into acquiring human resource strategy and dynamic capability development for Small and Medium-Sized Software Companies of IT Industry in DX era. Realizing the demand for talent in the IT industry is increasing year after year. To capture the potential market opportunities of “high demand for IT human resource development” that suits individual abilities, we have adopted an improved recruitment strategy by developing a learning management system (LMS). The system developed of AI learning system specialized in programming and reduced the time needed to train personnel to become ready to work.
Contact person
Mianxiong Dong (Muroran Institute of Technology)

(日本語) 講演会のご案内(2023/2/22(Wed) 10:00-12:00 @北海道大学)

講演会のご案内(2023/2/22(Wed) 10:00-12:00 @北海道大学)


2023年2月22日(水) 10:00-12:00
北海道大学 情報科学研究院11F 会議室
米山 拓応 氏(セイコーエプソン)
北海道大学情報科学研究院メディア創生学研究室 助教 姜 錫 kssrh[atマーク]ist.hokudai.ac.jp