Applying Artificial Intelligence to Built Environments through Machine Learning

(ML) is an application of artificial intelligence (AI) that allows systems to automatically learn and improve from exposure to more data without being explicitly programmed. ML focuses on the development of computer programs that can access data and use it to learn for themselves.

While AI represents the broader concept of machines being able to carry out tasks in an intelligent way, machine learning is a current application of AI based on the idea that we can give machines access to data, and they can use that data to learn for themselves. Many consumers will have their first interaction with AI in the built environment through voice commands given to a smart home device personal assistant made such as those by Amazon, Google or Apple.

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