Nevertheless, while the team once thought that AI offered all th
e solutions, a new question soon arose. Audience members asked: “Where’s the original flavor?”
After restoring the images to their original state, they soon began to realize that people still needed some nostalgia. For examp
le, old series made by Hong Kong-based company TVB usually have yellowing images, but many viewers co
mplained that its retro ambience had vanished after the color cast was corrected, Jiang says.
“People then said our restored version looked like a camera filter has been ad
ded,” Pei says with a bitter smile. “We then had to go back and adapt our methods.”
More complicated algorithms were later developed to carry out a tailored plan for each type of ser
ies, including those by TVB, Chinese mainland productions from the 1980s and Taiwan productions of the 199
0s. Some techniques in hands-on restorations were introduced later too, as Pei confesses even the best AI cannot handle every case.
of last year, all but nine of 6,251 violations that inspectors found had been corrected, at a total investment of 41 billion yuan ($6.1 billion) in 31 provincial regions.
According to the top environmental watchdog, 3,740 industrial enterprises wer
e relocated and 1,883 wastewater outlets were shut down during the campaign.
“In the long run, the campaign will help curb pollution at sites that supply drinking
water and prevent more of them from being abandoned due to pollution,” Ma from the institute said.
There are specific dos and don’ts at these sites, but some of the restrictions will be lifted if they cease to be sources of drinking water.
Researchers should strictly follow the standards and code of conduct of scientific researc
h and not embezzle or misuse scientific research funds, the Ministry of Education said on Wednesday.
They should not commit fraud to obtain a research project, research fund and other awards or honorary titles, the ministry said.
for the Bay Area to enhance its international reputation and influence because Tokyo Bay – one of th
e world’s top three bay areas – has been closely linked to Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta in business and trade.
In 2017, Japan was Hong Kong’s fourth-largest trading partner, accordi
ng to the SAR’s Trade and Industry Department, and Hong Kong was Japan’s eighth-largest tr
ading partner. Bilateral trade in goods between the two that year amounted to HK$381.9 billion ($48.7 billion).
Registration for the symposium was closed on March 29, because it was fully booked, according to its website.
A similar seminar was held in Paris in June, with Hong Kong, Gu
angdong and Macao jointly promoting Bay Area business opportunities.
Lam, according to the Hong Kong Chief Executive’s Office, will mee
t with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Taro Kono.
She also plans to meet with business leaders, as well as leaders of innovation and te
chnology-related organizations and institutions, and she will visit eldercare and medical facilities.
Numerous aviation authorities and countries moved to ground Boeing 737 MAX planes on Tuesday, following Sunday’s fatal plane crash in Ethiopia.
Turkey and Holland were the latest to join other countries in introducing temporary suspen
sions for the aircraft, after Germany, Iceland, France and the UK took similar measures in quick succession.
Earlier on Tuesday, aviation authorities in Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and Oman suspended Boeing 737 MAX services after Sunday’s MAX 8 flight fr
om Addis Ababa to Nairobi reported technical problems a
nd asked for permission to turn back, before crashing into a field six minutes after ta
keoff, killing all 157 people on board. Investigations are taking place into the cause of the crash.
This is the second time in less than six months that this model has crashed soon after taking
off. A new Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight went down over the Java Sea off Indonesia last October, killing 189 people.
The UK, Oman, Singapore, Australia, Ireland, France and Norwegian Airlines have suspended the whole Boeing 737 MAX range.