Rick Rolston

July 3, 2017
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What if artificial intelligence just learns people’s bad habits?

Applying artificial intelligence (AI) to buildings This past week I started to “train” an instance of IBM’s Watson AI engine on the basics of building operations and maintenance.   Watson is capable […]
June 28, 2017

My effort to train IBM’s Watson to understand BuiltSpace’s digital building data

Tenant:  “Hey Bildi” Your Building: “Hello, How can I help you?” Tenant: “It’s too hot in here.” Your Building: “Sorry to hear that.  Are you in […]
June 23, 2017
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Hey Siri, fix this. Artificial intelligence (AI) is coming to commercial real estate.

“Bildi, I’m too hot.” Today, Apple’s Siri dials your phone, and quickly answers burning questions.   It’s time to apply this kind of technology to allow tenants to actually […]
June 22, 2017
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Amazon and Walmart are duking it out. What does it really mean for brick & mortar retail?

Amazon’s potential acquisition of the Whole Foods supermarket chain, all 456 stores,  is shaking up the retail food industry, and their suppliers, with Walmart, Kroger, and Costco all taking multi-billion dollar hits to their market […]