Last Updated on November 23, 2022
Within the contemporary tech industry, there’s simply no arguing that Artificial Intelligence and Big Data are the way of the future. These two areas of study are the basis for countless applications that have already been deployed and countless more applications that have yet to be developed.
We have with us today a verified expert in these topics: Dr. Siyang Luo, the managing director, general manager, and CEO of Shanghai Infortech Software Development Co. Ltd., a high-tech enterprise that offers IT solutions to clients in Southeast Asia.
Dr. Luo is also a prolific researcher, having published multiple research papers on topics spanning cybersecurity, Big Data, and AI-based tech.
He also collaborates with many other colleagues and organizations in the space, evidenced by his role as Director of the Seventh Council of the China Computer Industry Association.
Dr. Luo has also contributed to the advancement of the aforementioned technologies through the creation of numerous patents based on AI, Big Data, and advanced cybersecurity.
Despite the many benefits of advanced tech, there’s still potential for misuse, and responsible tech leaders like Dr. Luo are taking crucial steps to prevent negative impact.
To see what Dr. Luo had to say about all this and more, take a look at our full interview with Luo below.
InspirationFeed (IF): What was your first exposure to AI-driven technology?
Siyang Luo (Sl): My initial exposure was in high school. I enjoyed playing 3D interactive games and would take advantage of every opportunity to participate. It would help me to visualize difficult concepts.
It magnified my understanding by visualizing fun facts and providing 3D models of certain concepts. My game opponents were very smart. They would always challenge me. The more I interacted and played with them, the better I became and the more curious I became about AI-driven technology.
IF: Can you explain the premise of your various Deep Technology IP?
SL: We live today in a world in which the competitiveness of various organizations is determined by the ability to capture and develop the benefits of innovative technology. It is therefore essential to establish legal instruments to protect intellectual property, new developments, and economic growth. Inventing and creating new tools and technologies paves the pathways to tomorrow.
IF: How would you describe the current state of AI technology growth?
SL: So much of AI technology has been realized theoretically and experimentally, but it seems to outpace the speed of implementation. More time and effort must be applied to putting many new AI technologies into real use widely and safely.
IF: You’ve worked on a variety of projects and patents. What’s your process for deciding where to focus your expertise next?
SL: I mostly focus on two fields: retail industry data processing and cyber security. Our company provides software development services to many clients in the retail industry, so I focus on retail industry data processing. I am personally interested in cybersecurity, which I think will be a crucial/critical topic in the future due to the increasing incidents of cyber-attacks.
IF: What do you see as your greatest asset within the information technology space?
SL: I consider my knowledge and experience in data science and ICT to be my greatest assets within the technology space. My familiarity with studying and managing businesses in different countries and regions allows me to put information technology to real use in different countries
IF: What’s your process for considering the ethical implications of AI and Big Data applications?
SL: Different countries and regions have different situations, which therefore call for different laws and ethical standards regarding AI and Big Data. Many aspects of AI are more likely to be misused in underdeveloped countries or regions. AI and Big Data can easily be misused to conduct cyber-attacks, steal and misuse users’ private information, etc. Not every country/region has a well-developed law system to deal with it.
For example, due to the relatively well-developed law system in the US and Europe, Facebook was compelled to pay billions of dollars in fines for leaking and misusing users’ private information. Elsewhere in the world, especially in underdeveloped areas, companies and people sometimes find it possible to do the same, or even worse, without penalty.
Our company provides software development services to seven different countries and regions. Some are developed countries and some are developing countries. So, my process for considering the ethical implications is to check each country’s situation, each country’s laws governing the high-tech industry, and each country’s ethical implications standards of AI and Big Data applications before releasing our product services to those countries.
IF: Has your outlook on these cutting-edge technologies changed in any way since the start of your career?
SL: At first, I thought these cutting-edge technologies would all be put to good use. However, later, I changed my outlook. The frequency and intensity of attacks on individual and corporate information have made protection against such attacks a huge industry.
Two ways of preventing cutting-edge technologies from getting used by the wrong people include law enforcement and technology innovation. However, law systems struggle to keep pace with technological innovations. Therefore, I choose to focus on studying and researching the field of cyber security and devote my expertise to fighting against cyber-attacks as well as making the world a better place.