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Virtual learning environments to revolutionise higher education

Virtual learning environments to revolutionise higher education Virtual learning environments have become increasingly more important within the context of higher education, mainly due to the tools which compose them and to the support they give to students, teachers and institutions. With the help of artificial intelligence and machine learning VLEs will revolutionise higher education in […]

Smart skyscrapers. Real use cases of AI and machine learning in building construction

Smart skyscrapers. Real use cases of AI and machine learning in building construction Accounting for 6% of global GDP and $10 trillion in annual revenues the construction industry is truly enormous. It also has a very significant environmental impact with 50% of global steel production annual used in construction, 25-40% of the world’s total carbon […]

Can artificial intelligence replace teachers in near future?

Can artificial intelligence replace teachers in near future? Artificial intelligence applications are changing our lives. While a lot of examples show how AI is already being used, there is still a lot of room for innovation and new applications. Will artificial intelligence and machine learning replace teachers in near future? Automation has affected nearly every […]

Artificial intelligence in bridge engineering

Artificial intelligence in bridge engineering The idea to use artificial intelligence in bridge engineering process is very old. Since the 1950s studies on AI applications in civil or bridge engineering have proliferated. Most of these studies have dealt with specialized isolated engineering subtasks. Few of the applications have been delivered to practitioners and were used […]

Drones: Future of War and New Paradigm of Warfare

Drones: Future of War and New Paradigm of Warfare We are living in the age of modern warfare, with artificial intelligence powered robots and unmanned aerial vehicles. While remote-controlled drones had been used in times of war since World War II, they were seriously revolutionized since 1995. We analyzed the evolution of military drones and […]

How artificial intelligence and machine learning can help farmers diagnose crop diseases?

How artificial intelligence and machine learning can help farmers diagnose crop diseases? Plant diseases are one of the most important reasons that lead to the destruction of plants and crops. Detecting those diseases at early stages enable farmers to overcome and treat them appropriately. Expert systems help a great deal in identifying those diseases and […]

Artificial intelligence in civil engineering

Artificial intelligence in civil engineering With expenditures reaching over $900 billion, the United States is the second largest construction market worldwide. The US construction industry is being challenged to make large improvements, including speed of project delivery, out-turn cost and reducing carbon emissions. Traditional methods for modeling and optimizing complex structure systems require huge amounts […]

Can artificial intelligence reduce food waste?

Can artificial intelligence reduce food waste? U.S. consumers throw away almost as much food as they eat. According to a Guardian report, roughly 50 percent of all produce in the United States is thrown away—some 60 million tons (or $160 billion) worth of produce annually. Wasted food is also the single biggest occupant in American […]

Towards autonomous irrigation. Can artificial intelligence irrigation system reduce water use?

Towards autonomous irrigation. Can artificial intelligence irrigation system reduce water use? Water consumption is presently one of the more worrisome environmental problems in many areas around the globe. The main objective of many researchers is to reduce the volume of water wasted with current irrigation systems by applying artificial intelligence methods and therefore optimizing the […]

How IBM Watson and cognitive computing systems are changing education

How IBM Watson and cognitive computing systems are changing education The education industry is undergoing more changes recently than it has at possibly at any other point in history. Startups are trying to fill in gaps and create new technologies and educational services. Experts recognize that education should focus on enhancing students’ problems ability, creativity […]