Excellence Initiative for sustainable, human-led AI in Construction
Founded in 2020 by Bianca Weber-Lewerenz.
In cooperation with the Construction Industry, National and International Institutions,
in the domain of Research, Development and Application.
Interdisciplinary, inclusive partners and networks.
Strengthen Corporate Digital Responsibility.
Encourage STEMs, Diversity and Women Leadership in Digital Era.
Projects, Conference Presentations and Key Notes:
buildingSMART Theme Day online “BIM and AI” on 28th of sept 2021 (09:00am - 5:00pm)
9:30-9:50 am Impulse II / Key Note Presentation: AI in the context of Ethics, societal values and principles
4:00-4:45 pm: Discussion (Prof. Dr. Reinhard König, Bianca Weber-Lewerenz, Klaus Teizer)
External Scientific Support of TF4 / T20 - Summit 4-6th of October 2021 in Milano, Italy T20 Spring Roundtables and Think Tank Community to produce policy recommendations in view of the Italian G20 Summit in October 2021. Task Force 4 focuses on Digital Transformation.
High Level Forums, 09th of June 2021: "High FORUM ON DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION"
Several Workshops,15th of June 2021: "DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES: BUILDING GLOBAL TRUST"
31st RESER Conference »The disruptive Role of Data, AI and Ecosystems in Services Next Gen« on 14-15th of october 2021 in Heilbronn, Germany Presentation "Ethical Aspects of AI in Construction" & "Gender Innovation by Digital Transformation in Construction"
ICACE 2021: International Conference on Artificial Consciousness and Ethics" on Oct 18-19 2021 in Rome, Italy Presentation of "Corporate Digital Responsibility In Construction Engineering – Construction 4.0 Ethical Guidelines For Digitization And Artificial Intelligence (AI)"
25th buildingSMART Forum 27th of October 2021 in Berlin, Germany
Key Note and Podium Discussion
Corporate Digital Responsibility (CDR) in Construction Engineering – Ethical Principles for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Dissertation Research Project, started in 2019.
National and International Peer-Reviewed Publications.
Cooperation with Fraunhofer Institute IAO for various Scientific Studies.
Research Network: www.researchgate.net/profile/Bianca-Weber-Lewerenz
This concept led to defining the new term “iEthics": It summarizes the ethical principles of CDR in Construction Engineering towards meaningful and intelligent application of AI methods.
"Values and Ethics are integral part of today`s Engineering academic training for Engineer`s skills shaping digital transformation."
"There is a strong need to create awareness for human-led AI."
"Artificial Intelligence has greater potential than the steam engine. Ethical framework lays the sustainable foundation."
"The dynamics go hand in hand with corporate responsibility and embedding ethical value management in a society that is increasingly fundamentally changing from digitization and artificial intelligence technologies."
"We are in the middle of a renaissance of value orientation."
“The suggestion for a new Knowledge Society, Ethics and the return of values to craftsmanship and education of heart.”