Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Startup’s AI Can Design and Control Buildings

Beta testing is a common practice for intangible products like software. Release an application, let customers bang on it, put bug fixes into the next version for download onto devices. Repeat. For brick-and-mortar products like buildings, beta testing is unusual if not unheard of. But two Salt Lake City entrepreneurs now offer a system that evaluates buildings while in development. PassiveLogic CEO Troy Harvey says this could solve a lot of problems before construction begins. “If you’re an engineer, there’s this is kind of a crazy idea to go and build the first one without beta testing it, and to just hope it works out,” he said.