But a Hong Kong-based start-up is combining traditional methods of learning the Chinese martial art with AI technology that analyses the speed and strength of your punches and provides personalised, professional advice to hone your technique.
“We chose Hong Kong to start our business as the city is rich in Kung Fu culture and we would like to revive Kung Fu by using AI technology,” said Thomas Yu, the founder of JabJabX, an app that stores and analyses data in order to help users hone their technique.
“Rather than pure observation, big data analysis can tell you your speed and strength as you learn Kung Fu, and provides more personalised advice.”
JabJabX is now in a “testing stage”, but has drawn the interest of potential investors, said Yu, who won the Big Data for Business (B4B) Challenge organised by Cyberport in Hong Kong and Innobator in Shanghai.
“Hong Kong government will continue to promote big data analytics and applications within the government and facilitate the development of big data application in industries through various organisations.”
AI technology has the potential to be integrated into most traditional industries to improve efficiency.