Sasha Reads, Vol. 9
The latest selections from Bluebeam VP Sasha Reed's bookmarks list
Bluebeam VP of Industry Advocacy Sasha Reed browses far and wide to keep up with the latest on technology, productivity and innovations from the world of design and construction—and beyond. Here, she periodically shares a few of her favorite recent articles from across the web.
1. A brief rundown of the 12 most influential breakthroughs in artificial intelligence
Innovation never happens in a stroke of genius. It’s built upon the micro breakthroughs of many, pushing to critical mass. This is a great look at how the concepts of AI have broken out of the lab and into our homes, one innovation at a time.
2. How Hackrod is pushing the bounds of large-scale metal 3D printing
If you’ve never seen the ever-so-cool Mouse McCoy from Hackrod speak, you’re in for a treat. Thanks to a tweet from @martynday, cofounder of DEVELOP3D, we can watch McCoy’s keynote at DEVELOP3D LIVE announcing the first ever 3D printed full-size, AI-derived custom metal Chassis.
3. The top nine construction jobs and the depressingly low number of candidates willing to take them
Not to go too negative, but construction has a serious recruitment problem and Construction Dive just quantified it for us. Indeed’s list of the 25 best jobs in 2018 includes nine for construction. Yet recent surveys reveal that only 3% of adults 18-25 have chosen a career path in construction. Spoiler alert: Pay doesn’t seem to sway them much. Perhaps we as an industry should be looking for a different carrot to put on the end of that stick.
4. AI proves faster and more effective at reviewing legal contracts
So last month I found a gem of a technology that reads the fine print for us on privacy policies. To follow that up, I found a study conducted by LawGeex, a leading AI contract review platform that proved AI can outperform lawyers when it comes to reviewing NDAs. The important thing to note here: the idea isn’t to replace the human review but automate the approval process, letting the human focus on addressing and resolving issues. Hmm, interesting idea. Let technology automate repetitive tasks so humans can focus on cognitive work…sound familiar?