Berrybot – Applying Artificial Intelligence to Everyday Life

An Exhibition of WYNG Philomathia Machine Learning/AI Competition 2018-19


Smart Strawberry Sorting 

Food supply chain safety and labour shortages are two challenges facing agricultural production. AI can improve the efficiency of this task and bring relief to workers’ lives, and we can learn from these machines to find even more applications and opportunities.

Teams were asked to develop a machine which could identify quality variations of individual strawberries in terms of size, ripeness, or damage. They were asked to develop a mechanism using Lego Mindstorms, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, JoinMax Robot or an equivalent to pick out the higher quality strawberries and place them in a package.

Four winning teams were selected out of 19 entries. The winners went on a study tour to the University of Cambridge and London in early July 2019, where they learned about the latest technology trends and met with scholars and practitioners to enrich their understanding of real world application of AI. The four winning teams include Ho Yu College, Marymount Secondary School, St Paul’s Convent School and St Stephen’s College. The exhibition includes also the work of the finalist team Carmel Secondary School.

This exhibition is one small step towards answering the many questions surrounding AI. WMA is pleased to showcase the impressive innovativeness, curiosity and self-learning ability of these students, who have demonstrated how AI technology can be integrated into everyday life to improve the quality of our lives and make us more productive.

Details of Exhibition

Exhibition period: 24th August to 20th September 2019 (except for Mondays)

Opening hours: 12noon to 7pm

Address: WMA Space, 8/F, Chun Wo Commercial Centre, 23-29 Wing Wo Street, Central, Hong Kong


A strawberry under screening

WYNG Philomathia Machine Learning/AI Competition

Corpus Christi College of the University of Cambridge, Philomathia Foundation and WYNG Foundation co-hosted the WYNG Philomathia Machine Learning/AI Competition 2018-19 to encourage AI initiatives in Hong Kong’s upper secondary students and promote the understanding of the role that AI already plays in our daily life and look into the risks and opportunities the new technology has on our society. This competition shares the same theme of “Opportunity” as WMA 2018/19 cycle. 

Attending Formal Hall at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge


About AI


Exhibition Teams



The Centre for Water Technology and Policy,|The University of Hong Kong
Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge,|United Kingdom
(Completed) Internet Society Hong Kong Chapter