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Artificial intelligence in the built environment

Event organised by ICE

20 July 2017

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The UK’s built environment sector is being challenged to make huge improvements in its performance, in terms of the speed of project delivery, out-turn cost and its carbon footprint. Artificial intelligence (AI) - the ability of machines to learn and think for themselves – could make a huge contribution to delivering these improvements.

Computer systems that can analyse​ large volumes of data to highlight patterns in the performance and use of existing infrastructure assets will enable better decisions to be made on the type of infrastructure that is required in the future and how it can best be delivered.

AI will likely reduce the number of incremental steps that are required to take infrastructure designs through to operation. This will translate to time and money saved in manufacturing construction products and in building and maintaining our infrastructure networks.

This webinar will address the following questions:

  • How can AI improve the performance of the built environment sector in the UK?
  • What are the latest innovations in the development of AI systems?
  • What risks do AI systems pose to the built environment sector in the UK?
  • What observations is the National Infrastructure Commission making on the potential of AI?​


08:30 Welcome from the Chair
08:35 Artificial intelligence in te built environment
Speaker: Andy Green – Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission
09:00 Questions and Answers
09:10 Summation from the Chair
09:15 Close of webinar

This lecture is annually held in honour of former Secretary of the Institution, James Forrest (1859-1895), on a subject concerning the interdependence of science and engineering.

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