• AIFT was featured in RTHK’s program “I&T New Era II”. Prof. Houmin Yan, our lab director, introduced various research projects of the laboratory and shared how FinTech can help the industry development. Prof. Yan observed that FinTech can create an ideal business environment for small and medium-sized enterprises in the era of big data. By analysing the network data collected during transactions, the enterprise’s cash flow and business scale can be presented clearly, making it easier to expand the business through bank loans or finding partners.

  • Facebook AI recently introduced a new foundation model for image segmentation called “Segment Anything Model” (SAM). SAM is an advanced AI model that has demonstrated superior performance in segmenting complex and diverse images. The model is a significant breakthrough in the field of computer vision and image segmentation.

  • Reinforcement learning is a subfield of machine learning that focuses on learning from trial and error by receiving feedback in the form of rewards or punishments. However, in many real-world scenarios, it can be challenging to design a reward function that accurately reflects the desired behavior of the agent. This is where reinforcement learning with human feedback (RLHF) comes into play.

  • OpenAI has announced the development of their latest language model, GPT-4. According to their research paper, GPT-4 is expected to be significantly more powerful than its predecessor, GPT-3, which was released in 2020.

  • Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), a leading bank for startups and venture capitalists, is currently facing a crisis that could have ripple effects throughout the tech industry. The bank, which has been a go-to for tech entrepreneurs seeking financing, has seen its share price plummet and its financial health called into question.

  • OpenAI, the artificial intelligence research laboratory, has recently launched two new APIs – ChatGPT and Whisper – to help developers create conversational interfaces and improve user engagement in their applications.

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AI’s New Breakthrough: Segment Anything Model (SAM)

InnoEX 2023

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council (HKTDC) organised the four-day inaugural InnoEX at the Hong Kong

Global I&T Summit

Organised by The Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), the Global I&T Summit was concluded with great success today (December 15), attracting over 600 participants, while underscoring Hong Kong’s


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Supply Chain Finance Solution
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AIFT provides a platform as a business ecosystem for stakeholders in the value chain of cross-border e-commerce finance, including banks, logistics firms and payment firms.  The sales proceeds in this e-commerce platform and cash deposits in payment-service channels are used as assignment of account-receivable and margin deposits respectively. 
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AI China Bond 
AI China Bond Project aims to combine AI algorithms and data, both traditional and alternative, to gain significant improvements in three key areas of China bond markets: credit rating, valuation, and risk management. At this stage it focuses on China onshore markets and covers 8000+ Chinese bonds. From haircut estimations to early warning systems that are triggered by high default risks, this project provides a comprehensive investing toolkit for successful investing in the growing China bond market. 
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Our flagship investment application provides value-adding information to assist investors in making investment decisions in the secondary market across global stock markets and alternative assets. The application utilizes big data and cutting-edge academic research to provide a comprehensive investment toolkit, including market risk monitoring, portfolio management and risk estimation, asset allocation, sector rotation, pattern recognition and a customizable backtesting engine.  
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