Predictive Maintenance: How AI Supports the Automation of Building Maintenance

Preventive care, efforts to prevent a disease before needing to treat it, isn't a new idea and originated in Ancient Greek. However, throughout the 20th century, the increasing focus on understanding the human body to prevent the diseases single-handedly saved millions of lives and cut down healthcare costs.
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    These 5 Buildings Rocked Earthquake-Proof Designs

    Dozens of buildings crumpled when a deadly earthquake hit Mexico City in 2017, but its gleaming Torre Reforma survived with just a few cracks. It's often said 'Earthquakes don't kill people, buildings do'.

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    The Robot Takeover: 6 Things To Know About the Rise of Robotics

    Like many great inventions in history, modern robots first existed in science fiction literature before they materialized in the real world. The word "robot" was first coined by the Czech playwright Karl Capek in 1921, in his hit play, "Rossum's Universal Robots". It comes from the word "rabota", which means "slave labor" in the Old Slavonic language.

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    Human-Centered Architecture: What is It and How It Makes a Difference

    While buildings fulfill the most basic human needs like shelter and security, architecture impacts the emotional state of any person who interacts with it. Whether it's intended or not, a building can provoke a range of emotions such as belonging, awe, fear, or hope.

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    7 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionizing Architecture

    While most of the buzz around artificial intelligence (AI) may seem new, the concept has been around for more than 60 years. American computer scientist John McCarthy, known as the "Father of AI," coined the term "artificial intelligence" in the 1950s, leading researchers across the United States to dig into the computer learning for processing equations and theorems.

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