The age of disruption has every professional wondering what their job will look like in 10 (5?) years time. Creative professions such as design and architecture are early adopters of new tech - we're seeing it every aspect of construction now. Will it be long before we have fully computer generated building? From a legal perspective these design challenges will pose similar issues to driverless cars...where does the buck stop? Who is responsible if something goes wrong. Fascinating insights here - I give it 5 years!
Robotic manufacturing and other advanced industrial technologies are familiar, but computers also have taken on many white collar tasks, including customer service, journalism, and web design. Kelly says nothing more of architects, though automated processes already are changing the profession. Computational design and parametric modeling are routine in architectural practice now, but often they merely facilitate architects' pursuit of exotic geometry. Hi-tech eye candy. What's still relatively rare is employing advanced techniques to improve performance significantly, and what's nearly unheard of is automating the creative process entirely. This is how designers work: We study a variety of possibilities and choose the ones that work best or we like most. Automation potentially can improve every aspect of this process and become, in Kelly's words, "better than human."