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August 6, 2023 at 9:19 pm in reply to: “ I am an Al language model and I cannot be humiliated.” #18183
Very interesting…thanks for sharing!
@bartbiamonte I feel so seen right now!
I also have 4 books that I am reading depending on my mood…
Architecture in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Multipliers (preparing for year-end reviews)
The Creative Act: A Way of Being
The Dictionary of Lost Words (always one fiction if my brain needs a break)
Thank you for sharing! I missed your post on Twitter so I’m glad I hopped on Multiplex! This is exactly what my intuition tells me will happen, but I wasn’t able to verbalize it. I believe that quality across most disciplines will go up as well. I know in architecture we always feel like we don’t have enough time to perfect our designs.July 3, 2023 at 5:17 pm in reply to: Ai & The Future of Marketing – Discussions and ideas #16951
@benevolentking I tend to agree with @st-clair4 a simple app or website might have to almost go viral or get some influencers to recommend it in order for it to really take off. There’s seems to be so many novel ideas floating around out there right now. I honestly don’t know how we’re keeping up with all the data everyone is producing. We should all just be investing in chips and data storage! LOL
I think the software that will really be worth something are things like SWAPP.ai. I’m an architect, so AI isn’t all that helpful (NOW) except maybe for design iterations or studies. What we do is so complex and AI is really hitting that home for me. We have codes, regulations, laws…we draw with lines, dimensions and text. Finally, we’re tied to the real world in that our digital works have to then get translated and physically built IRL.
SWAPP.ai is still in the development phase from what I can understand in my few brief meetings that I’ve had with them. They’re looking for firms to partner with I believe so they can data harvest. They are developing an AI that they refer to as a DDL (Design Decision Language) which they are training on the data rich environment of firm’s Revit models. The four founders are all from Autodesk. I think two of them already sold a company to Autodesk and then got hired to head their R&D. But Autodesk moved way too slow for them and they were frustrated.
Anyway, currently they are offering it as a drafting service, but I believe the end goal is to have an AI DDL Revit Plug-in that they can sell to Autodesk. Those are the types of applications that are going to make money I think.
Maybe the goal should be to create a plug-in for an existing software company that holds the market in a specific field instead of a stand-alone platform.
Hi Brando –
I have an anonymous Bitcoin Twitter profile, but I started a separate AI Twitter profile a month ago and have almost 100 followers.
First, I am trying to stand out as an AI expert at my architecture firm to make myself more valuable.
Secondly, I am trying to work on generating some passive income streams. My first one went live just today. I recently passed the California Supplemental Exam and made a color-coded organizational study guide while I was studying. I cleaned it up and have it now on my website for sale. My next goal is to offer bite-size Midjourney Digital Tutorials. Maybe I’d have a blog post and Twitter post, but then go deeper in the digital download. Those could then get reformatted into a book. (Although this stuff evolves so quickly, I’m not sure how appropriate a print book would be.)
My issue is I don’t have enough time with a demanding career and two kids, but I’m not in a hurry either. I really enjoy exploring all the possibilities that Ai has to offer.
I think one of the best ways to gain followers is to interact with others. Focus more on complimenting others and communicating with others. At least that’s what I’ve found on Twitter. I’m not sure of the other social media platforms.
@dburke44 I think there are quite a number of softwares out there that claim to make estimating easier, but I have yet to meet a contractor who uses any of them. I did a quick Google search…have you heard of Stack, Square takeoff or Planswift?
I am an architect and so many things about our industry seems like it is stuck in the ice ages. For instance, CA is just ridiculous on our end…
1. We get an email notification from Procore.
2. We go to Procore, hit a bunch of buttons to be able to request a download of the RFI and all the attachments.
3. Then another email is sent to us with another button to download the PDF!
4. OK, we finally have the PDF of the RFI in-hand after multi steps. (In the old days, we used to get the RFI in the first email direct form the GC. Procore has made the contractors life easier, but the architects life harder.)
5. We create a new folder on the network and save the RFI in there.6. We review the RFI and decide if it needs to go to a consultant.
6. We send the email with RFI to consultant.
7. We log the RFI into an excel spreadsheet that tracks the timing of all the RFIs.
Seven steps just to start the actual work of coordinating or responding to an RFI. I would love to build a streamlined user-interface/dashboard that would simplify all of that.July 3, 2023 at 1:15 pm in reply to: Amazing Midjourney prompt templates (Part 1 – Portraits) #16925
Here are some of the variations in emotion. Note that in the original AI portrait part of her hair was a little wild. The variations that I ran emphasized that out of place hair…something to pay attention to in your starting portrait. (You can always clean the hair up quickly in Photoshop Beta with Generative Fill.)
The prompt is:
/imagine [link to photo] [emotion] [any other parameters such as aspect ration, etc.]July 3, 2023 at 1:01 pm in reply to: Amazing Midjourney prompt templates (Part 1 – Portraits) #16923
Hi Yishai –
Thanks for sharing! I’d like to share something I recently saw on twitter as well. It is how to get different expressions with a consistent character. This can be good for graphic novels, movie storyboards, etc.
This photo is the one I started with…July 3, 2023 at 12:57 pm in reply to: Midjourney for Architects & Interior Designers Research #16921
I just wanted to give an update here. Midjourney recently released 5.2 recently and it now understands “multi-family” and “# of stories”. It really is astonishing how fast they’re “learning”. I’ve attached an image that shows the progression of Midjourney in only 18 months!!June 2, 2023 at 4:19 pm in reply to: Midjourney for Architects & Interior Designers Research #14921
Inserting a photo is not working for me…not sure what I’m doing wrong.June 2, 2023 at 12:48 pm in reply to: Midjourney for Architects & Interior Designers Research #14901
I was having a lot of trouble with particular sizes of buildings. For instance, Midjourney did not seem to recognize “stories” or “floors” or “levels” no matter what I did. I learned just yesterday from a webinar given by Damon Leverett, AIA (American Institute of Architects) that the number of stories is purely based on the aspect ratio that you set right now.
My name is Debbie. I am an architect in California. I love researching new technologies. I came to find Brian and the Mulitplex through the Bitcoin community. I consider myself a bitcoiner and hence and ridiculously irresponsibly long bitcoin. I am fascinated how AI is going to change how we live and work especially for architects. The main focus of my study / research right now is Midjourney. I prefer “prompt poet” rather than “prompt engineer” when dealing with the visual side of AI, however it really is a bit of both which is very suiting for a technical architect. 🙂
Thank you for bringing us together and for your tireless efforts to grow and share freely along the way.