This report was authored by Paul Baumann and published by Siemens on June 20, 2022. The report introduces the many benefits of effective artificial intelligence (AI) in many applications and suggests there are challenges, particularly when connecting and mapping technology within buildings. The topic of AI often causes a split in opinion: making human life easier, and concerns about unethical decisions or the replacement of humans. The subsets of AI in machine learning (ML) using substantial amounts of data from the construction phase and building information modeling (BIM) are explained. Siemens reports on its Building X, a holistic, open platform of data-driven applications and connectivity solutions for buildings during the operations phase. The platform is based on extendable business services and a common data model that provides a single source of truth for a digital building.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Building Retrofits, Cloud & Data Analytics, Construction/New Buildings, Energy Efficiency/Management, Healthy Buildings, Intelligent Building, Large Building Controls/Automation, Renewable Energy, Smart Grid, System Integrator, Utilities, Zero Net Energy, BIM, Machine Learning, Building X

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