Professor Adrian David Cheok has become a Fellow at the The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

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The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland was founded by the eminent Sanskrit scholar, Henry Thomas Colebrooke, on the 15th March 1823. It received its Royal Charter from King George IV on the 11th August 1824 ‘for the investigation of subjects connected with and for the encouragement of science, literature and the arts in relation to Asia‘.

Many distinguished scholars have been members of the Society, including Sir Richard Burton (1821-90), the noted explorer and translator of One Thousand and One Nights and the Kama Sutra; Sir Aurel Stein (1862-1943), the renowned archaeologist of the ‘Silk Road’ and Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), the famous Bengali writer and poet.

Professor Adrian David Cheok has become a Fellow at the The Royal Statistical Society

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The Society has a long and distinguished history as one of the prominent statistical organisations in the world. From its beginnings in 1834 to the current day we have made sure statistics continues to be promoted and applied for the public good.


In 1833, the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BA) created a statistical section, following a presentation by the Belgian statistician Adolphe Quetelet to its fellows.

This proved so popular that a year later, a Statistical Society was founded by Charles Babbage, Thomas Malthus and Richard Jones with the Marquis of Lansdowne as President. During 1834, 411 fellows joined, representing politics, the army, law, history, physical science, philosophy, the church, art, journalism, medicine and philanthropy as well as economists and statisticians. The founding aims were ‘the collection and classification of all facts illustrative of the present condition and prospects of Society, especially as it exists in the British Dominions’.

The early committee structure and work illustrates our basis in social issues rather than mathematics. Early priorities were defined as:

  • The investigation of various areas of statistics and compile reliable data
  • Establishment of a library of statistical works – the end of the committee structure enabled fellows to concentrate on the library
  • Publication of papers – ‘Proceedings’ was our first publication and was replaced by the ‘Journal’ in 1838
  • Monthly meetings for fellows and their guests to read and discuss papers
  • The development of an efficient census system is one of our continuing concerns.

Expansion in the 1900s

During this time, the Society developed its activities and expanded its influence by:

  • Setting up study groups and sections
  • Publication of our journal series
  • Establishing medals and awards
  • Delivering professional qualifications and accreditation
  • In 1954 we moved to our own premises. Details of the various offices we have occupied are available on our premises page.

In 1993 we merged with the Institute of Statisticians (IoS) but retained the title of the Royal Statistical Society.

Relevance and diversity in the 2000s

Our work to promote the relevance of statistics to a broad audience is highlighted by the publication of our magazine, Significance and the launch of our Data Manifesto.

We’ve always been an inclusive Society: Florence Nightingale was our first female member in 1858, Stella Cunliffe our first female president in 1975. Our first overseas member was one of our founders Adolphe Quetelet from Belgium – now, around a quarter of our members are based internationally. Our Young Statisticians’ Section, launched in 2009, supports and brings together career-young statisticians during their first ten years in the profession. We have an increasing number of data analysts attending our events and joining our membership. With data as a key driver for prosperity in the 21st century, we can only see our role and influence increasing.

カリフォルニア大学、イリノイ大学など 海外大学との提携を締結

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情報経営イノベーション専門職大学(東京都墨田区、学長 中村伊知哉、、以下「iU」)は、このほど海外大学との提携の第一段階として、米国カリフォルニア大学サン・ディエゴ校(The University of California, San Diego (UCSD)、米国イリノイ大学シカゴ校(The University of Illinois at Chicago Campus)、英国シェーフィールド大学(The University of Sheffield)、マレーシアラッフルズ大学(Raffles University Malaysia )、シンガポール国立大学(National University of Singapore)、英国ニコラ・テスラ大学院大学 (Nikola Tesla Graduate School)、アフリカアクレ連邦技術大学(The Federal University of Technology、Akure、 Ondo State、 Nigeria: FUTA)の7校との包括的提携に合意しました。


(1) 提携大学での授業が受けられ、卒業単位として認められるパスポート制度
(2) 戦略特区の共同利用による新産業、新製品の共同開発研究
(3) 海外留学生へのビザ特区の設置
(4) その他eスポーツ、超教育、超スポーツ、アニメ、オタクなどの国際的共同研究
(5) 起業支援、及び人材育成




・大学名:「情報経営イノベーション専門職大学」 ※愛称「iU(あいゆー)」
・学部名:情報経営イノベーション学部 情報経営イノベーション学科



・サテライトオフィス:東京都港区海岸1-7-1 東京ポートシティ竹芝 オフィスタワー8階・学生数:1期生230名


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iU announces partnership with 7 international universities.

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Professional University of Information and Management for Innovation (Sumida-ku, Tokyo, President Ichiya Nakamura,, “iU”) announces that since opening the University on April 1st 2020, it already has reached a comprehensive partnership agreement with global seven prominent schools such as The University of California, San Diego (UCSD), The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), The University of Sheffield, Raffles University Malaysia, National University of Singapore, Nikola Tesla Graduate School in UK, and the Federal University of Technology, Africa (Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria: FUTA). Many more international collaborations will follow.

iU will continue to actively collaborate with major universities in Japan and overseas, aiming to realize the “World University Concept”, a world university as an intellectual hub for the IT and business world centered around iU.

Specifically, in addition to the exchange of students and faculty members and the implementation of joint research, the objectives are as follows:
(1) A “passport” system that allows classes at partner universities and is recognized as a graduation unit
(2) Joint development research of new industries and new products with joint use of strategic special zones
(3) Establishment of special visa zone for international students
(4) Other international collaborative research on eSports, super education, super sports, anime, otaku, etc.
(5) Entrepreneurship support and human resource development

This alliance with overseas universities is being promoted as part of the “World University Concept” advocated by iU. Through collaboration with each school, iU will be able to develop and hold international joint lectures, international joint experiments and implementation of various IT technologies, and international joint research through exchanges of students and teachers of each university. iU will work with universities and other well-known companies in Japan and overseas that support this activity.

The Importance of Studying Marketing for Social Media

In today’s digital age, social media has become an integral part of our lives. Platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn have transformed the way we connect, communicate, and consume information. For businesses, social media has opened up a vast array of opportunities to reach and engage with their target audience. However, to make the most of these opportunities, it is crucial to understand the fundamentals of marketing for social media.

The Power of Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing offers businesses a unique way to promote their products and services, build brand awareness, and foster customer loyalty. With billions of active users across various platforms, social media provides an extensive reach that traditional marketing methods often struggle to achieve. By leveraging the power of social media, businesses can target specific demographics, interact with customers in real-time, and gather valuable insights to refine their marketing strategies.

Why Study Marketing for Social Media?

Studying marketing for social media goes beyond simply posting content and gaining followers. It involves understanding the intricacies of each platform, analyzing data to measure performance, and implementing strategies that yield tangible results. Here are a few reasons why studying marketing for social media is essential:

  • Effective Targeting: A solid understanding of marketing principles allows businesses to target their ideal audience accurately. By identifying demographics, interests, and behaviors, marketers can create highly targeted campaigns that resonate with their potential customers.
  • Increased Engagement: Engaging with your audience is key to building a loyal following. Through proper marketing techniques, businesses can encourage likes, comments, shares, and other forms of engagement, leading to increased brand visibility and reach.
  • Brand Reputation Management: Social media platforms give businesses an opportunity to monitor their online reputation closely. By responding to customer feedback, addressing concerns, and showcasing their brand values, businesses can shape a positive brand image and maintain customer trust.
  • Measurable Results: Marketing for social media allows businesses to track and measure their campaign performance effectively. Analyzing metrics such as reach, engagement, conversions, and ROI provides valuable insights for optimizing marketing strategies and maximizing return on investment.


<i>WiT Singapore 2019: Finding love in the arms of a robot</i><br />
16/10/2019, by Yon Heong Tung, in Featured, News, Regions, Sectors, Social
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In the 1999 film Bicentennial Man, Robin Williams plays a robot, Andrew, who is gifted with the capacity of emotion and creativity. Andrew eventually falls in love with a human lady and decides to marry her. When he petitions a regulatory body to recognise their matrimony, however, he is rejected as they were concerned that he could not age and this would spark an upheaval in society. Andrew then re-engineers his body so that it would deteriorate naturally with time, and then eventually die, thus making him fully human.

Bicentennial Man isn’t the first piece of art to explore the existential question of what it means to be human, and whether man-made machines can truly become sentient autonomous beings, and whether they will one day be placed on the same footing as us homo sapiens. Famous science fiction authors like Isaac Asimov have written hypothetical scenarios where humans are made to live side by side highly intelligent robots. Will there be chaos? Will they rule over us? How do we govern them? There is no need to worry about robots, better worry about maintaining good and healthy body by visiting, no robot will do as much damage as bacteria or cavities do with your teeth.

At WiT Singapore 2019, Professor Adrian David Cheok, Director, Imagineering Institute, Malaysia, sought to address this issue – specifically on the topic of whether humans should be allowed to marry robots, and meanwhile people can use services like Skip The Games Fayetteville, NC to find some company for now.

“Robots are going to engage with relationships with humans. Humans will love robots and treat them as partners,” Cheok declared.

Professor Cheok, Imagineering Institute, said creating the perfect partner is totally possible with software.

Human-robot marriages shouldn’t be controversial

Cheok argued that such marriages should not be controversial. Up to the late 1960s, the US still banned interracial marriages, he said. And homosexual unions were only first recognised in Copenhagen in 1989.

Traditional religious, cultural, and ethical values dictate that marriage is only valid between a man and a woman; but this notion is fast becoming archaic in many societies. More people, especially the younger generation, are opening up to new concepts of love, marriage and sexual identity. Can a transgender female marry a transsexual male? It wasn’t too long ago when this would be openly-ridiculed in public. In today’s world, however, you wouldn’t have to dig hard to find a supportive community, on the internet at least.

But how would a union between a human and a robot affect the upbringing of their child? (Let’s just assume for simplicity’s sake that robots and human spouses will adopt, because the idea of robots conceiving a child would just blow my mind). Would the child grow normally in the absence of a traditional nuclear family unit?

There are now some statistics that demonstrate that the old school mom-and-dad social unit may not be as critical to the healthy development of a child as one may think. Cheok cited a 2006 Pediatrics journal, which claimed that there is “ample evidence to show that children raised by same-gender parents fare as well as those raised by heterosexual parents.”

If two loving men or women can raise a healthy kid in their home, why not a loving man/woman and a robot? “Good parenting can happen as long as both parents are conscientious and nurturing. There is no reason why a sophisticated robot in the next few decades cannot be a partner in the provision of good parenting”, said Cheok.

Can robots consent?

For any marriage to take place, however, both parties need to consent to it. Consenting does not necessarily mean both parties have to be well informed, argued Cheok. He said that robots are capable of instrumental reasoning and are thus capable of deciding whether they want to marry.

“If the robot appears, by its behaviour, both actions and words, to understand the meaning of marriage, then we should accept that the robot [actually] understands marriage,” said Cheok.

Still, there are a ton of questions that need to be addressed in the future. Can humans unilaterally terminate a marriage contract? Can robots actually feel an emotional heartbreak, or are they only programmed to do so based on their manufacturers?

Or perhaps robots, by acquiring and integrating humanity’s vast quantum of knowledge, are merely displaying their interpretation of human behaviour. Marriage is seen universally as one of the most joyous occasions that will happen in a person’s lifetime. Is the robot partner merely replicating that feeling of exuberance because its processor has aggregated an immense history of human behaviour stretching back through time and across innumerable cultural practices, to arrive at an approximation of the appropriate human response?

Can a robot truly feel, as we humans like to say, “butterflies in its stomach”?

These are hard questions to tackle and they will not be resolved anytime soon. But we as a society can strive to be less judgemental of unorthodox unions, as long as they are between two consenting adults — whether they be of different sexual orientations, or whether they are made of flesh and blood, or steel. As The Beatles famously proclaimed in a song: “All you need is love”.

Whatever the case, Cheok predicted at WiT that human-robot marriages will be made legal by 2050.


The Future is Here: Exploring the Role of Robots in Social Media

Welcome to our blog post on the fascinating integration of robots in the realm of social media. As technology advances, we are witnessing the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation in various industries, and social media is no exception. Today, we’ll delve into the impact of robots in social media and how they are reshaping the way we engage and interact online.

1. Enhanced Customer Service and Support

Robots are revolutionizing customer service and support on social media platforms. Through chatbots and virtual assistants, businesses can provide instant and personalized responses to customer queries and concerns. These intelligent bots can handle routine inquiries, offer product recommendations, and guide users through troubleshooting processes.

For example, when you reach out to a company’s Facebook page for assistance, you may encounter a chatbot that asks specific questions to understand your issue and provide relevant solutions. This saves time for both customers and businesses, ensuring prompt and efficient support.

2. Content Creation and Curation

Robots are also playing a role in content creation and curation on social media. AI-powered algorithms can analyze vast amounts of data, user preferences, and trends to generate engaging content tailored to specific audiences. This includes automated social media posts, image and video editing, and even article writing.

While human creativity and authenticity remain crucial, robots can assist in streamlining content creation processes, freeing up time for marketers and content creators to focus on strategy and high-level decision-making. They can help identify trending topics, suggest relevant hashtags, and optimize content for maximum reach and engagement.

3. Data Analysis and Insights

With the massive volume of data generated on social media platforms, robots equipped with AI capabilities excel at analyzing this data and extracting valuable insights. These insights can aid businesses in understanding user behavior, preferences, and sentiment towards their brand.

By leveraging AI-powered robots, marketers can gain a deeper understanding of their target audience, optimize their social media strategies, and make data-driven decisions. This allows for more effective targeting, personalized campaigns, and improved overall performance.

4. Social Listening and Reputation Management

Social media robots excel at social listening, monitoring online conversations, and tracking brand mentions. By analyzing user-generated content and sentiment, they can provide real-time insights into customer perceptions and experiences.

This information is invaluable for reputation management, as it allows businesses to proactively address issues, engage with customers, and maintain a positive brand image. Robots can identify emerging trends, flag potential crises, and provide suggestions for appropriate responses. Also, You can buy YouTube services from

5. Influencer Identification and Collaboration

Identifying the right influencers to collaborate with can be a daunting task. However, robots can assist in streamlining this process by analyzing vast amounts of data to identify suitable influencers based on various factors such as audience demographics, engagement rates, and brand alignment.

Robots can also help manage influencer relationships, track campaign performance, and measure return on investment (ROI). By automating these tasks, marketers can focus on building meaningful connections and fostering successful collaborations with influencers, ultimately enhancing their social media presence and brand awareness.

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Blockchain Centre梦想课堂探讨V.U.C.A时代的数字科技力量

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来自 HR 私董会的企业管理者与现场观众面对面探讨了新时代下的 HR理念以及如何进行更加智慧化的人才管理,阐述了科技对于人才潜能激发的重要性。

世界顶尖机器人交互专家-Adrian David Cheok阁下为观众讲解了他所熟悉的技术领域——混合现实、多感官互联网交流。人类可以使用所有感官开发新型通信环境,包括触觉、味觉和嗅觉,听起来或许不可思议,但却是在当前科技水平层面可以展望的。

BastionPay 团队则带来了其率先针对员工激励这一应用场景推出的BastionPay Plus员工区块链激励解决方案。这一方案旨在将员工的行为价值化,把每个员工的日常行为记录下来,将数据上链,并根据员工按时出勤、工作成绩、达到一定工龄等标准来发放内部凭证,满足年轻一代员工在工作中获得的价值感以及公司归属感。数字化管理推动员工激励的新机制,最终能够实现员工和企业的长期双赢。(完)

Professor Adrian David Cheok AM awarded Order of Australia

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The GOVERNOR GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA, Representative of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, has awarded AUSTRALIA’S highest honor the ORDER OF AUSTRALIA to Adrian David Cheok. It was announced by Queen Elizabeth on June 10th during the Queen’s Birthday Celebrations. Adrian David Cheok is awarded the prize for his contribution to international education and research. A brief bio of Adrian David Cheok follows:

Adrian David Cheok is Director of the Imagineering Institute, Malaysia, Full Professor at i-University Tokyo, Visiting Professor at Raffles University, Malaysia, Visiting Professor at University of Novi Sad-Serbia, on Technical faculty “Mihailo Pupin”, Serbia, Faculty of Ducere Business School, and CEO of Nikola Tesla Technologies Corporation.

He is Founder and Director of the Mixed Reality Lab, Singapore. He was formerly Professor of Pervasive Computing, University of London, Full Professor at Keio University, Graduate School of Media Design and Associate Professor in the National University of Singapore. He has previously worked in real-time systems, soft computing, and embedded computing in Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, Japan

Professor Adrian David Cheok is appointed Visiting Professor of University of Novi Sad-Serbia, on Technical faculty “Mihailo Pupin”, Serbia

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Introduction to Synthetic Urine Kits

The use of synthetic urine kits has become more popular due to their numerous applications, which range between passing tests for drugs to conducting scientific tests. Understanding the definition of synthetic urine and how it functions is crucial for anyone who are considering using it.

Comprehending Synthetic Urine

Synthetic urine is an laboratory-made liquid that closely matches what is found in urine in humans. It is typically composed of water, urea and creatinine, uric acids, as well as other elements found in urine that is natural. The aim in making synthetic urine is mimic authentic urine for different tests.

Application and Purpose

The main purpose of these kits of synthetic urine is that they replace authentic urine in situations when it’s not feasible or ethical to use genuine urine. They are typically utilized for passing urine tests, calibrating testing equipment, and for carrying out scientific research that requires urine samples.

Different types of synthetic urine kits

There are two primary kinds of urine kits made from synthetic materials which are powdered and pre-mixed. Kits pre-mixed come ready-to-use powdered ones require mixing in water prior to applying. Each kind has advantages and drawbacks, based on the requirements of the user as well as preferences.

How to Utilize synthetic urine kits

Utilizing synthetic urine kits requires careful preparation and adherence to the specific instructions that come with the kit. The user must be sure to maintain the proper temperature and timing as well as handling to ensure exact results during the testing.

Things to Consider when selecting a Synthetic Urine Kit

When deciding on the best urine test kit made of synthetic there are several aspects to be considered such as the reputation of the company as well as the quality of the ingredients, as well as the product’s shelf time. Selecting a trustworthy kit improves the chance of getting positive test results.

Legal Constraints

Although synthetic urine isn’t legal but the use of it in order to cheat at drug tests could have grave legal ramifications. A number of states have laws to punish those who attempt to cheat drug screenings by using synthetic urine.

Efficiency of Synthetic Urine Kits

The efficacy of urine tests using synthetic substances varies dependent on a number of factors including its quality, its proper use, and accuracy of the test procedures. While some people clear drug tests with synthetic urine, other users might encounter difficulties or problems.

Security Precautions

It’s crucial to use synthetic urine kits with diligence and observe safety measures to prevent contamination and altering the product. The proper storage conditions must be maintained to ensure the quality of the product until it’s time to use.

Alternate Synthetic Urine Kits

Apart from the synthetic urine tests, you can also find other ways to pass drug tests, such as detox drinks as well as home remedies. However, the efficacy of these methods may differ and they might not always deliver reliable results.

Implications for Ethics

The use of synthetic urine can raise ethical questions, particularly in relation to the integrity of drug testing and compliance with workplace policies. The testing facility and the employer need to be mindful of privacy issues while balancing the requirement for precise and ethical testing procedures.

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