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3D-printed Texas neighborhood is going up as homes start in mid-$400K range: 'Tremendous interest'

FOX News

In 2023, people who want to reside in Georgetown, Texas, may have the opportunity to live in a large, 3D-printed neighborhood. Homebuyers interested in relocating to Georgetown, Texas, may have the opportunity to live in a large, 3D-printed neighborhood. ICON, a construction tech company, along with Lennar, a home construction company and Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), an architecture company, are teaming up to develop Wolf Ranch -- a 100-home, 3D-printed community. "Wolf Ranch marks the largest community of its kind in development in the world and in partnership with one of the largest home builders in the country, Lennar," Dmitri Julius, chief of special projects at ICON, told Fox News Digital. The partnership between Austin-based ICON and Lennar "offers a promising path toward an alternate method of delivering technology-driven homes that meet rising demand in desirable communities," Julius added.

How AI is Revolutionizing Construction in 2023 – Frank's World of Data Science & AI


The construction industry is undergoing a digital transformation, and one of the most significant changes is the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. AI is being used to improve efficiency, safety, and quality in construction projects. In this blog post, we will explore how AI is changing the construction industry in 2023. AI is being used in various ways in construction projects. For example, drones are being used to survey construction sites and collect data.

Construction and Artificial Intelligence Promise and Pitfalls


At least one thing has become clear since OpenAI's artificial intelligence-based chatbot ChatGPT exploded onto the scene this year: AI is coming for every sector. Even beyond knowledge-based tech sectors – the front line for AI adoption – industries spanning the entire global economy have begun to consider the ways in which AI and other emerging technologies can help them to improve their products, cut costs, and keep up with the competition. Construction is among those industries racing to adopt the technology: In 2022, 92% of construction companies reported that they were using or planned to use AI in their operations, according to Peak's Decision Intelligence Maturity, but only 65% of their existing projects had been successful – among the lowest percentage of all industries surveyed. AI has myriad applications for the construction industry, such as improving progress checks and safety, as well as potential risks. For any sector, AI's major strengths lie in automating processes, gaining insights through parsing large amounts of data analysis, and engaging with customers and employees.

Data Science Intern - AI Jobs


The purpose of the Data Scientist Internship is to collaborate with stakeholders across the business to determine how data can be leveraged to enable extraordinary outcomes. They do so by understanding business needs, designing data modeling processes, creating predictive models, and helping analyze the outputs. This role requires close integration and partnership with the business and requires business acumen in order to output the best technical solutions. Compellier is focused on creating value in the construction industry by investing in technologies and business practices that improve the longevity and quality of building systems as well as the work environment and productivity of our team members and customers in service of our purpose- balconies that don't leak; floors that don't fail. We build sustainable growth through startups, targeted acquisitions, and development of solid relationships that support our industry with superior service and technology.

Sr Staff Engineer, HVAC Systems AI/ML (remote)


At Johnson Controls, we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. From optimizing building performance to improving safety and enhancing comfort, we drive the outcomes that matter most. Dedicated to protecting the environment, we deliver our promise in industries such as healthcare, education, data centers, and manufacturing. We are searching for a highly motivated professional that will provide resourcefulness and technical expertise in the HVAC and building controls space. You will provide technical expertise in a variety of areas, including fault detection and diagnostics (FDD), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML), to continue to establish Johnson Controls as the leader in delivering outcomes for our customers.

Improved Deep Metric Learning with Multi-class N-pair Loss Objective

Neural Information Processing Systems

Deep metric learning has gained much popularity in recent years, following the success of deep learning. However, existing frameworks of deep metric learning based on contrastive loss and triplet loss often suffer from slow convergence, partially because they employ only one negative example while not interacting with the other negative classes in each update. In this paper, we propose to address this problem with a new metric learning objective called multi-class N-pair loss. The proposed objective function firstly generalizes triplet loss by allowing joint comparison among more than one negative examples - more specifically, N-1 negative examples - and secondly reduces the computational burden of evaluating deep embedding vectors via an efficient batch construction strategy using only N pairs of examples, instead of (N+1) N. We demonstrate the superiority of our proposed loss to the triplet loss as well as other competing loss functions for a variety of tasks on several visual recognition benchmark, including fine-grained object recognition and verification, image clustering and retrieval, and face verification and identification.

Bayesian Batch Active Learning as Sparse Subset Approximation

Neural Information Processing Systems

Leveraging the wealth of unlabeled data produced in recent years provides great potential for improving supervised models. When the cost of acquiring labels is high, probabilistic active learning methods can be used to greedily select the most informative data points to be labeled. However, for many large-scale problems standard greedy procedures become computationally infeasible and suffer from negligible model change. In this paper, we introduce a novel Bayesian batch active learning approach that mitigates these issues. Our approach is motivated by approximating the complete data posterior of the model parameters. While naive batch construction methods result in correlated queries, our algorithm produces diverse batches that enable efficient active learning at scale. We derive interpretable closed-form solutions akin to existing active learning procedures for linear models, and generalize to arbitrary models using random projections. We demonstrate the benefits of our approach on several large-scale regression and classification tasks.

dataset release, tournament evaluation, architectural design, input representation, and other insights

Neural Information Processing Systems

We want to thank the reviewers for their helpful comments. Dataset Release: The dataset will be made available to any interested researchers. Tournament Evaluation: In this work, we conducted two forms of tournament settings. Architectural Design: We agree with R3 that there are a lot of non-trivial modeling choices in our architecture. We call the first one unit-based and the latter token-based.

OpenAI Invests $23.5 Million in 1X's Humanoid Robot NEO; Direct competitor to Tesla Inc's Optimus – Evincism


OpenAI's startup fund invested $23.5 million in a Series A2 funding round on the engineering company 1X, on 23rd March 2023.[1] Another key product manufactured by 1X is EVE, a high-mobility robot attached with wheels as feet. EVE's ability to gently move, manipulate objects, and interact with the world makes it ideal for use in real-world applications. It uses a base level of training to move about our spaces, turning corners and opening doors using shared autonomy. The robot could replace laborers involved in construction, manufacturing industries, etc and potentially solve the labor shortage crisis.