Academic, industry leaders to create national institute for AI in construction

Dive Brief:
A team of researchers has received grants and support from the National Science Foundation and the Discovery Partners Institute to establish a National Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Construction.

More than 40 industry partners from architecture, engineering and construction as well as technology providers and venture capital investment firms will join researchers from the University of Illinois and Carnegie Mellon University in this multidisciplinary effort to design the new institute through a series of planning workshops.

The goal is to identify key areas for the highest impact of AI in design, construction and operation of the built environment. The team will also actively engage in the development of AI methods and tools, as well as entrepreneurship education, to bring these solutions to the market.