Artificial Intelligence in the Built Environment – Lecture and Workshop

techUK has teamed up with the Institute for Civil Engineers as they work to transform their sector, see our State of the Nation 2017: Digital Transformation report.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to Artificial intelligence in the built environment – lecture and workshop, the event will consist of ICE’s annual James Forrest Lecture, which this year will focus on artificial intelligence (AI). Following the lecture there will be a high-level workshop discussion on the topic, with participants including senior representatives from the National Infrastructure Commission and ICE.

Andy Green, Technology Commissioner at the National Infrastructure Commission, will deliver the annual James Forrest lecture, and address the following questions as set out in ICE Thinks’ infrastructure transformation green paper:

  • 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?

The lecture will run from 08:30 – 09:15, breakfast will be provided, to find out more visit the event page.

From 9.30am-11.30am, ICE will be holding a workshop discussion on the lecture’s core themes, chaired by a senior representative from the National Infrastructure Commission and facilitation by techUK and ICE. Workshop attendees will be asked to consider some of the following questions:

  • How can AI improve the performance of the built environment sector in the UK?
  • How and when will we move from automating existing practices to using AI to drive radical changes?
  • Do we understand which engineering skills are next in line to be automated – and what will we do with the freed up brain power?
  • How will we develop the experienced engineers of the future if many of the tasks that are currently part of professional formation are automated?
  • How do we deal with the ethical issues arising from coding computers to do tasks that currently require human engineering judgement?
  • How should we manage the huge amounts of data necessary in the development and application of AI?
  • What governance arrangements are needed to encourage the effective deployment of AI techniques in the built environment?

To register for the event please email Jo Gonet thoughtleadership@ice.org.uk

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