Category Archives: Machine Learning

Autonomous weapons: decisions to kill or not?

Autonomous weapons: decisions to kill or not? To kill or not to kill other humans is the main question on debates over law and ethics of Autonomous Weapon Systems (AWS). According to the International Humanitarian Law, taking human lives and destroying objects during armed conflict treated as a lawfulness of an attack. How can legal […]

How IoT and AI is helping to fight crime

How IoT and AI is helping to fight crime You probably read or heard about 1984, a science fiction and anti-utopia masterpiece by George Orwell, where Big Brother was watching every citizen of an imaginary dictatorship country. In 2017 writer predictions became reality. Hopefully, for all of us, technologies are not limiting our freedom but […]

The role of machine learning in construction safety

The role of machine learning in construction safety The construction industry is one of the biggest in the USA but also is one of the deadliest. Construction has been and continues to be a dangerous occupation, resulting in many accidents, injuries and fatalities. 937 workers died on sites in 2015, meaning that one in five […]

Machine learning and energy efficient building design

Machine learning and energy efficient building design With increasing interest in sustainable design, the issue of energy-efficiency in the building design process is receiving ever more attention from designers and researchers. The construction industry has to find its way of reducing national greenhouse gas emissions. Key players are reluctant to spend big on energy efficiency […]

Predictive analytics as a future of higher education

Predictive analytics as a future of higher education There’s a lot of focus on digital transformation initiatives in the learning technology space over the past few years. Now higher education leaders are starting to realize what technology can do for their institutions. From determining which students are most at risk of dropping out, to supporting […]

Applications of artificial intelligence for cost management in construction projects

Applications of artificial intelligence for cost management in construction projects A primary need of any contractor, or indeed any business, is to be profitable. Controlling cost is not easy and cost estimation is the most important preliminary process in any construction project. It means that control of spend is crucial. We collected some applications of […]

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 […]

5 teaching robots of our present and future

5 teaching robots of our present and future Robots are everywhere. Humans are using robots in cleaning, cooking, practicing law, building cars and appliances. Sure, artificially intelligent robot teachers are coming to a classroom near you. We analyzed current developments in artificial teaching assistants and here’s what our present and future looks like. Jill Watson  In […]