Autonomous Buildings: How One Montreal AI Company is at the Forefront of the Green Building Revolution

Posted by BrainBox AI on Feb 13, 2020 5:06:15 PM

By Jean-Simon Venne, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder at BrainBox AI

 

The real estate sector is a major energy user. According to the 2018 World Economic Forum CRE Sustainability Report, it uses more energy than any other sector and is a growing contributor to CO2 emissions. 

[Real estate] consumes over 40% of global energy annually; 20% of total global greenhouse gas emissions originate from buildings; and there is a projected 56% increase in building CO2 emissions by 2030.

That impact is only set to increase. By 2060, the number of buildings worldwide will have doubled.

But that also means there’s a major opportunity to improve.

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Topics: Energy efficiency, Built environment

Using Artificial Intelligence to Optimize the Flow of Energy Through the Built Environment

Posted by BrainBox AI on Feb 13, 2020 5:00:53 PM

Energy efficiency is a vast and largely untapped energy resource contained within our built environments that is key to meeting our future global energy needs. For over a decade, energy professionals have been talking about this hidden resource and about the magnitude of the potential energy savings for owners of commercial retail spaces, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, and many other conditioned spaces.

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Topics: Energy efficiency, Built environment

Understanding Energy Efficiency as a Dynamic Resource In the Built Environment

Posted by BrainBox AI on Feb 13, 2020 4:55:22 PM

Effectively managing the thermal equilibrium of a building using dynamic modulation is a complex process that requires continuously optimizing energy flow to ensure occupant comfort and maximum energy efficiency. The first steps towards maintaining a building at equilibrium are to calculate its energy leak rate and determine the ideal HVAC system settings to ensure optimal levels for the power-to-thermal load relationship.

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Topics: Energy efficiency, Built environment

How to Know

Posted by World Summit AI on Feb 10, 2020 3:08:21 PM

We are delighted to welcome Celeste Kidd, Assistant Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley as the opening headliner at World Summit AI Americas this March in Montreal, talking about ‘How to Know’.

Celeste’s research focuses on about how people come to know what they know. The world is a sea of information too vast for any one person to acquire entirely. How then do people navigate the information overload, and how do their decisions shape their knowledge and beliefs?

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence

How Humans Judge Machines

Posted by World Summit AI on Jan 9, 2020 2:24:23 PM

Do we judge humans and machines equally? Or are our judgments biased depending on who or what is performing an action?


Dozens of experiments have been carried out to compare people's judgments of humans and machines across a variety of situations: from algorithmic bias in hiring decisions, and from autonomous weapons to self-driving vehicles and labor displacement.

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence

Do you have an AI tech background? If yes, we need you

Posted by World Summit AI on Jan 7, 2020 11:08:43 AM

Challenges are what make life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful - Joshua J. Marine

We're calling out to all experts from our 51,000 community members to help us solve some of medicine's greatest challenges. If you have the tech expertise to work together in multi-disciplinary groups to solve the grand challenges below, join us for practical outcomes:

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence

Connecting the Global Workforce with AI

In a world inundated with data, AI and machine learning are indispensable for making sense of the data we have at scale. At LinkedIn, we’ve built the Economic Graph, a digital representation of the global economy made up of over 660 million members, 36 thousand skills, 30 million companies, 20 million open jobs, and 90 thousand schools. To use this data to connect people to economic opportunity, AI is woven into our platform to improve every aspect of the member experience. Whether you want to look for your next play, expand your network, or simply stay informed on your industry, AI makes these experiences more personalized, powerful, and relevant. In this blog, I’ll share three examples of how AI is used at LinkedIn to help the world’s professionals be more productive and successful.

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Topics: AI, Artificial Intelligence

AI Pixie Dust

Posted by Mark Lazarovich on Dec 23, 2019 11:27:45 AM

 

After practicing medicine for over 30 years, being a 62 year old “disruptor” is as exciting as it is frustrating.  Curiosity about emerging technologies exposed me to many “solutions” while 3 decades of patient interactions presented many problems which could be solved “if I could  only get…..”.   Today’s technologies frequently offer answers only visible to those posing the right questions.  Being 62 one develops a long list of questions.

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Topics: AI, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Health Platforms, HealthTech, MedTech

5 different job opportunities in AI

Posted by World Summit AI on Nov 29, 2019 3:00:37 PM

 

It wasn’t all that long ago that we considered AI to be an industry that focused solely on robots that could comprehensively speak the same language as us and understand it in return. Nowadays, AI assists us in predicting the weather and answering questions on business websites. It’s this diverse range of possibilities that make it such a unique industry to join, particularly for those who are trained engineers and programmers.

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Topics: AI, Artificial Intelligence

Introducing Yandex.Rover, Our Autonomous Delivery Robot

Posted by Yandex on Nov 22, 2019 12:14:33 AM

When we set out to develop our self-driving technology, we envisioned a future of safer and more convenient transportation. As we continue to advance our technology, we’re excited to announce a new application for our self-driving platform that has the potential to improve many intelligent products and services within the Yandex ecosystem and beyond. Using the proven hardware and software behind our self-driving cars, we’ve built a delivery robot that can intelligently and autonomously deliver small packages.

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Topics: AI, Artificial Intelligence