Using AI and the IoT for Design

Brad Duguid, Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Growth, stopped by to see what Autodesk is doing in Toronto and how technologies like AI and the IoT can help to develop smart manufacturing capabilities in Toronto.

“Many of the things we design, make and use are dumb,” explained Ramtin Attar, Head of Design and Social Impact at Autodesk. “By helping people to design things with sensors, an airplane engine for example, they can capture data on a more regular and timely basis than relying on scheduled inspections.

Gordon Kurtenbach, Senior Director of Autodesk Research continued, “We’re doing the same things with buildings. Not only did we use AI to design the Autodesk Toronto office based on usage requirements, we have put a system in place to capture all the important data of what happens in our space. We can use that to tweak and refine what our space looks like over time.”

You can see what capturing and viewing live building data looks like with Project Dasher360.

The Future of Making Things: AI in Design and Manufacturing

Whether you are talking about the design of buildings, cars, movie characters or even entire cities, recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have opened up new possibilities and revolutionized the creative process. And it doesn’t stop there. As the manufacturing and construction industries become more and more digitized, AI can simplify and increase the efficiency of how things are made.

At this event, Mike Haley, who leads Autodesk’s Machine Intelligence research group, will explore a range of “design-to-construction” cases to look at how AI is being applied in real scenarios. He’ll showcase both how it makes processes more efficient and how it allows us to investigate previously unimaginable designs.

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