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Short Courses / Training Programs

(1) Fundamental of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Executives
(2) Introduction to Machine Learning for Business Professionals
(3) General AI Programming with Python


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is concerned with the development of computer systems that can perform tasks that otherwise require human intelligence. These tasks can include visual perception, speech recognition, natural language understanding, learning, planning, reasoning, problem solving, knowledge management and decision making. AI can have many applications in many areas in engineering and technology, business and finance, health and medical care, etc.

Since AlphaGo's winning of matches against top Go players, some believe that advances in AI are already ahead of human intelligence and eventually, AI will take over jobs from human - jobs not only typical of assembly line workers but also professionals such as medical doctors, lawyers and accountants.

So, what then is AI? What can AI do? Why is it so powerful? How has AI been developed? What does one need to know to be able to make use of AI or develop AI technologies? To find answers to these questions, it is important that executives, business and technical professionals understand more about the concepts and possible applications of AI, as it will become more and more important in the world in the future.

(1) Fundamental of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Executives (2-day)

The course emphasises on the understanding of fundamental concepts of AI, what AI technologies can and cannot do and how AI has been used in the business world for different applications:-

- Overview and the definition of machine learning
- Computer vision
- Natural language processing
- Speech recognition
- Knowledge management and engineering
- Uncertainty reasoning
- Search and problem solving
- Relationship between AI and data science
- Relationship between AI and deep learning
- Relationship between AI and machine learning

(2) Introduction to Machine Learning for Business Professionals (2-day)

The courses focuses on the AI tools that can be used for business analysis. Different real-world cases will be introduced so that students can learn how AI techniques can apply to solve real world problems. This is specially designed for business professionals without mathematics and programming background but able to learn effectively:-

- Algorithms for supervised learning
- Unsupervised learning
- Semi-supervised learning
- Reinforcement learning
- Deep learning
- Artificial neural networks
- Evolutionary computation
- Computational intelligence, vision and speech

(3) General AI Programming with Python (2-day)

For technical professionals who do not have a background in IT or Computer Science, we also design and develop the courses that meant to introduce to them in the most effective way, both the theory and applications of AI. Participants will learn the necessary AI programming skills to make use of necessary tools for building AI applications.

- Data types
- Variables
- Basic operations
- Conditional executions
- Loops
- List and list processing
- String and list methods
- Logical and bitwise operations
- Functions and modules

Registration Details

Course Dates

Part 1 -
Fundamental of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Executives
Exact schedule to be announced very soon (2-day)

Part 2 -
Introduction to Machine Learning for Business Professionals

Exact schedule to be announced very soon (2-day)

Part 3 -
General AI Programming with Pytho
Exact schedule to be announced very soon (2-day)

Language Cantonese (with English course materials); or
English (for overseas or non-Cantonese-speaking participants)
Time 9:00 am ~ 5:30 pm
Venue To be announced very soon
Target Audience Business owners, Executive Management, Data Center Operators, System Consultants, etc.
(per 2-day course)

Normal Rate -
HK$4,700 per head (with 10% Early Bird Discount Available)

Group Enrollment Rate -
HK$4,030 per head (more than 1 enrollment made at the same time)

Enrollment Online Registration or Download Application Form

The course is supported by the IOT HK Association (IOTHK). Completion Certificate will be granted by the association.

Should you have any enquiry, please feel free to contact (852) 2117 3893 / Kindly visit our website ( for other technical training seminars.

Experienced Speaker

All courses are conducted by a professional and experienced speaker who helps you to approach the best practices in AI and Machine Learning

Professor Keith C.C. Chan

Prof. Chan has over 35 years of experience working in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Data Analytics (DA). He began researching into AI and ML during the second AI wave in the eighties and has been publishing in these areas since then. Over the years, he has authored and co-authored over 250 research publications in academic journals and conference proceedings.

He has developed many effective algorithms in ML and DA using such computational intelligent techniques as fuzzy logic, evolutionary computation and artificial neural networks and have applied them effectively to solve different problems in business and finance, healthcare, medical care and drug development.

Prof. Chan serves on the program committees of over 20 conferences in AI and Bioinformatics every year. He graduated with a B.Math. degree in Computer Science and Statistics and a M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada in 1984, 1985 and 1989 respectively. Soon after graduation, he joined the IBM Canada Laboratory as a software analyst before he returned to the academia to join first the Ryerson University in Toronto in 1993 and then The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1994 where he worked at the Department of Computing until 2019. During the period from 2002 to 2008, he was Head of his department.

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About the Organizer

Strategic Media Asia Limited (SMA) -
Connecting IT, Critical Facilities and Design

SMA is one of the approved CPD Course Providers of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) UK. The mission is to provide an interactive environment and opportunities for the members of IT, critical facilities and building services engineers to exchange professional views and experience.


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- Internet of Things (IoT);
- Blockchain Technology; and
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning

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