Making Buildings Smarter: How AI Can Shape The Future

The future holds innovative solutions for improving our life and minimizing our impact on the world. Making buildings smarter will make them more energy efficient while at the same time the buildings will better cover our needs. AI is one of the directions of implementation for making buildings smarter.

What is the role of artificial intelligence in making buildings smarter?

Artificial intelligence is basically the computer systems or software that are smarter than humans in many way. AI is involved in communicating, learning and doing anything humans are capable of doing.

In order to make buildings smarter, we need to use some of the AI technologies. These are the smart building solutions in which AI plays a key role.

How can we make buildings smarter?

According to Nesta, “Smart technology can help you manage your building better, find and avoid problems, adjust to your needs and budgets, and make your buildings last longer.”

Through AI we can create a building that is more integrated with the environment. For example, some buildings need the roof to be extended by a hundred percent. For the past two centuries we have been building this roof only a few centimeters extra. Now we can do this without any extra cost.

At the same time, we can have a building that has more resources in each part of the building. For example, we can have an intelligent system to optimize the technology in the building that will decrease the power consumption and increase the efficiency.

These are just a few examples.

What are the advantages of using artificial intelligence in making buildings smarter?

Smart Buildings can save you a lot of money by reducing maintenance and energy costs. Buildings today are very complicated and cost expensive to maintain. By deploying AI, the cost can be reduced and maintenance can be done by remote control. By cutting maintenance, buildings can go for the second life.

Smart buildings can reduce the CO2 emission by increasing efficiency. By utilizing sensors and artificial intelligence, buildings can become smarter.

AI will enable companies to optimise their existing manufacturing processes.

AI and the Internet of Things will help us achieve a competitive edge in terms of efficiency, safety and security. The use of AI and IoT in smart buildings will help to avoid energy wastage and save money.

The Challenges of Using AI in Making Buildings Smarter

Data handling is the biggest challenge in implementing AI. Some organizations are still in a deadlock of data handling and AI platform building. Also, we need to think about how to apply AI to the building and its users. The applications for AI will be found in a variety of different places in our future.

One example is cloud-based services, in which AI will be used to gather data for creating insight. However, an example of AI application that will really enhance our life is self-driving cars.

Some Problems with Using AI in Making Buildings Smarter

Building systems are a big part of our environment. The IoT will change the way we interact with our environment. Some people are worried about smart buildings because of the possibility of users abusing the AI systems in the building.

The Future of Building Automation

The smartest buildings will be the ones that make every intelligent decision autonomously by themselves and adapt to the changed situation in an effective and continuous way. Furthermore, the future of building automation can only be achieved with AI because most of the process AI uses are already based on learned patterns of experiences and habits from humans.

Different applications of AI will become possible within the future. Some examples are self-driving vehicles, intelligent warehouse management and health care monitoring. The applications of AI in building automation have significant potential.