Autodesk invests in AI tech

AEC Magazine, 8/9/2017


Boston-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) developer has closed its Series A funding round for $7 million, with money coming from Autodesk, Borealis Ventures, Castor Ventures, in addition to its original funders.

Autodesk sees this as a strategic investment in machine learning within the AEC space and is now integrating applications based on its ‘Vinnie’ engine into Autodesk BIM 360. Borealis Ventures also has a proven track record in AEC investment having been early investors in SketchUp, Revit and was AEC Magazine’s booth buddy at last year’s Autodesk University and founder Josh Kanner gave us a very impressive demonstration of’s capabilities. Using speech and image recognition, the technology makes photos and videos searchable for AEC equipment, material and material defects - just about anything it’s taught to identify. This can be applied to images, drone footage or recorded video.

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