HKBU scholar unravels the mysteries of the metaverse
17 Mar 2022
Professor Guo Yike, Vice President (Research and Development), delivered a virtual distinguished lecture titled “Seeing Through the Hype or Demystifying the Metaverse” on 22 February. More than 200 members of the HKBU community attended.
The metaverse is a new paradigm in the world of the internet, and it refers to a network of 3D virtual worlds with strong social connections. Recently developed technologies, including the blockchain, cryptocurrencies, extended reality (XR) and artificial intelligence (AI), constitute the core components of the metaverse. In the lecture, Professor Guo provided a comprehensive overview of the development of the metaverse from the perspectives of the future of humanity and the economy, and he unravelled the hype surrounding the metaverse.
Co-organised by the Institute of Creativity and the Research Office, the lecture is part of the HKBU Distinguished Lecture Series 2022, which encourages leading researchers from the field of interdisciplinary research to discuss current grand challenges.