For a little while now I have been preparing for an upcoming presentation. This one is a bit different than others I have given in the past.
This presentation was originally supposed to happen in 2020, but well, ya know.
This one is different because typically, I am a hands-on demo kind of person. This presentation is just a talk. With slides, and images and memes, and GIFs. 😉
The topic is, “emerging technology and how to apply it to the AEC industry”.
The whole idea here is, I want to demonstrate some of the scary sides of technology while also highlighting the great uses cases. I also want to highlight folks who are using them.
We start out talking about AI, machine learning, and all sorts of scary stuff.
Example: have you ever visited,
Creepy huh? 😁
The tech used for that is remarkable and can be used for scary or awesome uses.
How about this?
An AI version of my voice.
This is using a tool called Descript, and while it is scary, it has been a gamechanger for me in terms of editing and creating videos. The voice in the video above is purely generated with AI. I didn’t say any of that. I simply trained the machine on my voice, typed some words and boom.
Now, the presentation is not all about scary stuff and just talking buzz words. I am wrapping it up by discussing a few amazing AEC companies doing amazing things with tech.
This way we can leave the presentation, scared, inspired and who knows how else.
I hope to be able to record the presentation for sharing outside of the conference, but if not I will be sure to share what I can.
For now, here is a very fast flip through of the slides.