AI And Machine Learning – The Next Generation of Computing

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Course Date: 


Course Code: 

Banking, Finance & Insurance

HKD $2980

HKSFA Office


27 February 2019 (Wednesday)

9:45 am to 5:30 pm


Course Overview:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is increasingly prevalent in our everyday lives. It has uses in a variety of industries from gaming, journalism/media, to finance, as well as in the state-of-the-art research fields from robotics, medical diagnosis, and quantum science. AI is already here but industries are still finding it a challenge to understand the differences between AI, Machine learning and their capabilities in taking human evolution that bit further! Here, we will give a helicopter view of AI and machine learning and explain how AI is developing smarter commercial and social ecosystems.

All participants successfully complete the one day course will obtain a “Certificate of Attendance” issued by HKSFA, HSUHK-EDC,IFTA.

Upon successful completion of any of the 4 courses of the Fintech & Blockchain” Series will obtain a “Certificate in FinTech & Blockchain” issued by HKSFA, HSUHK-EDC, IFTA.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, participants will learn the basics and applications of AI, including: machine learning, big data analytics, reasoning, robotics, computer vision, and natural language processing.

Target Participants:

  • People who want to know what exactly is a Blockchain and how would this technology transform businesses in the future

Date & Time:

27 February 2019 (Wednesday)

9:45 am – 5:30 pm

Medium of Instruction:


Course Outline:

1. The fundamentals of AI and Machine learning
 – What is AI and its evolution
 – Key components and what makes AI the technology of tomorrow 

 – Case situations for AI

2. Understanding the differences between AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning
 – Machine learning – The fundamentals
 – Deep Learning – The fundamentals

 – Building the relationships between AI and machine learning

3. The role of data in AI and machine learning
 – Data Analytics fundamentals
 – What drives big data?

 – Understanding the relationships between AI and Big Data

4. The age of automation and cognitive systems
 – IOT and Smart Cities
 – How AI is reshaping human thinking and reasoning

 – Age of connectivity

5. How AI is being used to manipulate user behaviour
 – Case studies on how AI is being used by Governments and industries to manipulate human behavior in industry and society

 – Linking AI processes to social media

6. Case studies of AI in Fintech
 – Bringing it all together
 – How AI can build smarter cities
 – Workshop

Trainer Biography:

Fletcher Ng

Mr Fletcher Ng

Mr Fletcher Ng is currently the Honorary Guest Lecturer of HSUHK-EDC and the Vice President of IT Committee of Invotech Hong Kong Limited, a non-profit do-tank helping to nurture entrepreneurship and innovation across Hong Kong. Besides, he is also helping companies with digital and change transformation through Cloud innovations.

Mr Fletcher Ng is an ex-CIO and IT Director for International listed MNCs like L’Occitane, Remy Cointreau, Maclaren and Midland Realty.

Mr Ng has strong knowledge across multiple IT disciplines and industries – both traditional and digital. He is an expert in Digital transformation and how to migrate legacy environments and with a strong background in retail, wholesale and distribution operations having built up automated end-to-end supply chains across Asia Pacific and global B2B/B2C systems in Europe and USA. He has great business acumen and transferrable industry knowledge to compliment his technical skills.

Mr Fletcher Ng is a popular mentor, corporate facilitator, speaker and panelist. He engages with institutions such as  the  Government, Cyberport and HKSTP  to  discuss  on  current  issues  and  how  Cloud  technologies, innovation  and  technologies  such  as  AI,  Blockchains  and  Big  Data Analytics can help in this innovation journey. 

Mr Ng holds a B(Eng) Honours Engineering degree from Coventry University.


HKSFA Office, 14/F, BOC Group Life Assurance Tower, 136 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong

Course Fee:

HK $2980 

Early Bird Registration
Two weeks before commencement of the course
• HSMC/HSSC alumni*, Friends of EDC-Corporate^
or Friends of EDC-Individual can enjoy 15% discount
HKD $2533
• Other applicants can enjoy 10% discountHKD $2682
After Early Bird Registration
• HSMC/HSSC alumni*, Friends of EDC-Corporate^
or Friends of EDC-Individual can enjoy 10% discount
HKD $2682
• 2 applicants from the same company or
applicants who apply 2 courses at the
same time can enjoy 5% discount
HKD $2831

*Hang Seng Management College / Hang Seng School of Commerce.

^Please refer to EDC website for a list of organisations under “Friends of EDC-Corporate”

Remarks: Each participant cannot enjoy more than one discount offer simultaneously.

Payment Method:

We accept payment by cheque or by bank transfer. For details, please refer to the payment information.  

Contact Us:

3963 5098 / 3963 5081



N402, N Block N, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Hang Shin Link, Siu Lek Yuen, Shatin, N.t., Hong Kong