Digital engineers explore power of AI at tech event

Experts discuss game-changing technology at new digital event

CIBSE Journal May 2017 Digital engineering

The first Society of Digital Engineering (SDE) Technical Gathering took place at Sweco’s newly refurbished London office on 20 March. Around 50 people attended the session, titled ‘What can AI do?’, to hear about the latest developments in artificial intelligence (AI) in buildings services.

Sweco’s head of AI innovation, Shah Muhammad, explained the deployment of AI technologies in the Sweco GPT tool, while Steve Butler, industry strategy manager at Autodesk, gave an overview of new and emerging AI technologies in architecture, engineering and construction software.

Emma Weller, digital practice manager at Introba, presented an outline of the groundbreaking work the SDE has been doing with CIBSE, and the evening concluded with a panel discussion on the implications of AI on day-to-day work and for organisations.

Joining Butler and Weller as panellists were Alain Waha, chief technology officer at Buro Happold, and Poppy Harrison, co-founder of SheCanEngineer. ‘It is amazing to see such an energised and knowledgeable audience at our first ever event,’ said host and SDE chair Andrew Krebs. The SDE thanks Autodesk for sponsoring the food and drink, and Sweco for providing the venue.

A second event is set to take place in the second quarter of 2024