National Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Construction
The National Science Foundation and the Discovery Partners Institute in the US has established a National Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Construction.
The initiative will lead to a first-of-its-kind institute for the application of AI in design, construction and operation of buildings and infrastructure systems and researchers hope that the initiative will advance both the application of AI in construction and the science of AI research in general.
Once considered futuristic, artificial intelligence has been made more accessible and integral to contractors in recent years by several burgeoning startups, through programs such as OpenSpace and Smartvid.io.
Other artificial intelligence-powered companies offering digital solutions for construction managers announced new rounds of funding to grow their businesses recently.