Construction Productivity: Why it is Falling and why AI is the key

SAMAN FARID | November 7, 2019

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Automated decision systems are rapidly transforming the way industries work. Over the last few months, we’ve posted some of our key theses in fields of mining, manufacturing, and warehousing & logistics. Despite the talk of Software is eating the world, the reality is that some industries have barely changed in the last 50 years.

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