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The Rise of the AI: Impact of AI and Machine Learning in Construction

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    The field of construction is well placed to benefit from the advent of machine learning and artificial intelligence. As part of the BIM 360 Project IQ Team at Autodesk, I've had the privilege of being a part of Autodesk's foray into machine learning for construction. This talk will focus on summarizing the developments in this space, and we'll cover some ways in which one can prepare to maximize value from this technology. The class has 2 sections. The first part provides a broad survey of some of the applications of AI and machine learning in construction, and the potential impact. These processes are making changes across various areas, including risk management, schedule management, subcontractor management, construction site environment monitoring, and safety, to name a few. In the second part, the focus will be on construction industry leaders who will talk about their experiences with smarter tools in their daily jobs, and their views of the impact that these tools might have in the short and long terms.

    Key Learnings

    • Understand the impact and applications of AI and machine learning in the field of construction
    • Learn certain simple steps that can be incorporated to take advantage of this wave of data-centered products
    • Understand from industry leaders and early adopters the applications and value of machine learning in construction
    • Learn best practices about data capture, standards, and tools that will help you maximize your advantage from machine learning and AI today