How artificial intelligence will reshape civil engineering

As computers are taught to think and solve more complex problems, the impact will be felt from the tools engineers use to the skills they need. Updated: 30 August 2016 Author: Tim Chapman, Director Infrastructure Design Group, Arup The UK construction industry is being challenged to make huge improvements in its performance, in terms of the speed of project delivery, out-turn cost and contributing to reductions in national carbon emissions. Fortunately, these challenges come at a time when technology is rapidly advancing, and the next industrial revolution is dawning. This second machine age is seeing machines that can think rather than just do. Just as machine-brawn made vast earth-moving operations so much simpler from the middle of the 19th century, so thinking machines will make many intellectual tasks so much…

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