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Designing a home with AI apps
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Designing a home with AI apps



Richard Harris Richard Harris in Big Data Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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Interior design app Planner 5D will be incorporating AI into its apps in order to help users create their dream home design with a click of a button.

According to a new report from Tractica, AI software application will grow from $1.4 billion in 2016 to $60 billion by 2025. AI is currently taking over various professions, often proving that artificial mind can be more powerful, precise and creative than human. While AI has dominated chess for a long time, it has recently triumphed over humans in poker. Expanding the realm of traditional AI challenges, AI has just introduced an entirely new way of creating products by producing the famous Elbo chair, which combined aerospace engineering software with artisanal craftsmanship tool.

Interior design might be the next field where AI replaces humans.


Planner 5D is currently creating machine learning algorithms that will train on over 40 million real user projects. All these projects offer an opportunity for AI to figure out the thinking process behind home design: how do people choose the place for their bed, lights, and so on. This thinking process will be learned by AI and optimized.

In parallel, their AI is learning about general interior design rules, technical requirements, and how to match colors and styles. For example, AI is learning that a TV cannot be placed in front of a window as it will reflect light, that a bed should stand sideways to a window and that a couch should be placed in front of a TV or a fireplace in the living room. Technical requirements include average sqm (sq ft) per person, lighting, the width of doors and the height of ceilings.

After a user indicates their preferred style, the number of people in their household and the location of their house, AI will come up with optimal home design results.

“Currently, only professional designers know design rules and techniques. Our vision is to empower everyone to become interior designers with an app that combines AI with virtual reality. When we connect interior design techniques with AI, we hope to surpass an average interior designer who works using ‘cookie cutter’ design methods. Later on, we might even win some interior design contests,” says Alexey Sheremetyev, co-founder of Planner 5D.

With the help of AI, users’ wishes will be predicted before they even think about a solution, and easily accessed and shown through DIY virtual reality goggles or on one of the in-app 3D projections. Machine learning algorithm will crawl through someone’s projects looking for patterns. For example, some people tend to lean towards lighter wall colors and Italian-style furniture. When a person chooses their wall color, the system will suggest furniture that they might like - and everything will be shown in real-life virtual reality technology.


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