Innovation in engineering and construction continues to expand, particularly around artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Despite the growth in adoption, AI and machine learning can leave some people seeking more clarity. Companies struggle to know what going digital actually means, and the move to automated from manual processes can be daunting and overwhelming.
Expert sources like Oracle’s Roz Buick offer clear, concise insights into why the trend toward going digital is becoming more and more urgent. Buick, Oracle’s senior vice president product, strategy, and development, Construction and Engineering Global Business Unit, is a leading expert in building a data strategy through AI and machine learning.
In a recent LinkedIn Live event now available to watch on demand, Oracle Industries Innovation Labs Vice President Burcin Kaplanoglu hosts a thought-provoking conversation with Buick as she offers her keen insight into the industry’s future heightened by AI and machine learning.
In this LinkedIn Live discussion, Buick shares her recommendations for cultivating innovation in construction, where AI and machine learning fit into the industry, the value of streaming data from one project to another, and she even provides a glimpse into her notable career background.
Buick points out that every organization adopting a data strategy needs to think through their differentiating best practices to compete in the market. How they create the metrics and data around those competitive processes is foundational to moving forward and continuously improving.
“You need to be able to find a partner that can build your digital platform backbone that takes the common data environment architecture from the very beginning into account,” Buick says. “That lets you build these AI machine learning models off that common core data environment.”
Buick adds that more companies are going to struggle to find talented people to work in construction. So having remote jobsites, computer vision sensing, IoT sensors around resources and bringing these kinds of data into your central platform to manage that data has got to be a focus going forward.
Still, she struggles to see enabling robots or automatons removing all work for humans. As in the early days of AI, the expectations were set too high in replacing human beings.
“In our industry we can see a ton of opportunity for AI and machine learning,” Buick says. “But again, the data foundation is core to empowering all of that—how you store data, how you ensure integrity and security of the data.”
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