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How Artificial Intelligence Has Changed The Way We Design

The Artificial Intelligence business is up by 70% in 2018 and by 2022 it will become a $3.9 trillion industry, says Gartner. AI is by far the most disruptive technologies!

It became an academic discipline in the 1950s and pushed itself into the mainstream corporate and commercial setting by helping humans with planning, knowledge, processing, reasoning, representation, perception, natural language, construction, manipulation and designing.

Defining Artificial Intelligence

On the surface, we’ve categorized a few things as being artificially intelligent and others not. But the task to describe this phenomenon isn’t as simple as saying ‘it is a machine or system that is intelligent.’ Well, a calculator is smarter and faster at mathematics than a human, but is it intelligent?

Computer scientist Nils John Nilsson defines artificial intelligence as an “activity devoted to making machines intelligent, and intelligence is that quality that enables an entity to function appropriately and with foresight in its environment.” According to this, AI covers a multi-dimensional spectrum akin to a human neural system.

AI In Design Market

In Artificial Intelligence for Design Process Improvement (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) David C Brown sheds a light on the ways artificial intelligence has made a difference in the design industry. Although he has written in context with architecture and engineering, we can pick a few points on how Ai has impacted this (design) field.

  • Provide assistance to designers through software systems.
  • Develop the ability of reasoning in designers.
  • Study and analyze how designers work and how the work-flow can improve.
  • Guide designers about how to apply artificial intelligence techniques to solve design problems.

Our focus in the infographic revolves around AI’s contribution to the design industry whether it is in designing products, the web or customer experience.

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