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5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Interior Design Industry
Artificial Intelligence is rapidly changing just about every industry and interior design is no exception. Interior designers are wondering what to think about AI. We all have probably heard how AI is changing industries, like cybersecurity, medicine, and manufacturing. Well, how about interior design? The main concern around the idea that creatives will be replaced by super-intelligent robots to design buildings, compose music, or design furniture. However, as AI continues to evolve in other creative industries, it may prove to do more good than bad, tackling the mundane in order to boost your creative process
AI will speed up the designing process
To begin, this technology breakthrough brings both good and bad things to interior designers. On the bright side, it will accelerate the work process so the initial selection of colors, styles, and varieties of the project, as well as the selection of furniture and furnishing options, will be much cheaper and convenient. Some apps have already learned to recognize design sketches and convert them into a digital model, which can later become a unique project. For example, using DesignSpy can speed up the process of "furniture hunt". Just upload an inspiration photo and it will quickly recognize all furniture in the picture and will find the same or similar version of it.
Data will change the way we design everything
AI can make human-like decisions by analyzing massive amounts of data. Interior Designers already use past design project data, to create new projects; however, this process is still in its infancy for the majority of designers and planners in the industry. The ability to use tons of previous data in a millisecond to improve the interior design process could be extremely beneficial.
Artificial intelligence will change our homes
But apart from designing the ideal home, interior designers will now have to consider how AI can improve the user experience.
AI, like smart cities, will pave the way for smart homes, which will be complex living data-driven organisms. Smart Furniture is also a rapidly growing market. According to findings, smart furniture should be defined as designed, networked furniture that is equipped with an intelligent system or is controlled by user's data and energy sources. The challenge for interior designers will be to incorporate AI into the design language of the home in order to improve the lives of its inhabitants.
Digital Personal Assistant
What benefits AI technology will bring to non-professional interior designers? Nothing but good. A digital personal assistant powered by Machine Learning or Deep Learning technology, for example, can transform a novice into a good designer at no cost. By analyzing thousands or even millions of previous cases, it will recommend the best solutions that may satisfy a user. But for professional designers acquiring new clients will be more challenging.
Capability of Learning and Self-Improvement
Let's explore this even further. One of the advantages of working with a human designer is their ability to make non-standard decisions after getting a better knowledge of the client. How can AI, in its current form, achieve such a result? Actually, it can cope with this better and better as modern software based on Deep Learning is able to be mastered.
Before creating possible design variants, the app may ask the user to fill out a short questionnaire: choosing your favorite style, colors, interior accents, desired materials, and even your favorite rock band. All of this information will increase the probability of creating the ideal design variant. Furthermore, the collected data can be compared to the database where such tasks have already been completed. The design customized to your preferences is now complete!
Besides this, the software will remember which design you selected and, in the case of a new user, will offer that design first.
With each passing day, technology advances, and things that were considered impossible just 20 years ago have now become a reality. AI is unquestionably the technology of our future—a future in which interior and home design will be simple and enjoyable with just a few "mouse clicks". Furthermore, new home design software possibilities will increase the role of AI in our daily lives.
What are the disadvantages? As in any industry affected by automation, the acceleration of processes has, on average, resulted in the loss of human jobs. However, according to analysts, over the next five years, AI will affect almost every industry, and if you are not prepared for the progress and are unable to adjust to market changes, your competitors will defeat you.
But on the bright side as once Mike Mendelson instructor and curriculum designer at the Nvidia Deep Learning Institute said "Computers are not good at open-ended creative solutions; that's still reserved for humans. But through automation, we're able to save time doing repetitive tasks, and we can reinvest that time in design."