The automation of business processes and the use of artificial intelligence for greater sustainability are current topics in business. As experts in the fields of AI, Robotic Process Automation and Transformation, Prof. Dr. Andreas Moring, Prof. Dr. Burkhard Bamberger and Dr. Michael Knappstein have addressed these issues. Prof. Dr. Andreas Moring received the Green-BIM Award for the development of his innovative Federated Learning approach. Prof. Dr. Burkhard Bamberger and Dr. Michael Knappstein addressed the topic of Robotic Process Automation at the Dortmund Science Day. The video of the presentation is available here.

With Federated Learning towards Sustainability in the Real Estate Industry - Green-BIM Award for Prof. Dr. Moring

Until now, the use of artificial intelligence seemed to be more of a nice idea than a realistic solution for more sustainability in the real estate industry. Far too often it failed due to compatible data sets or the companies' resistance to reveal parts of their data. With his innovative approach of Federated Learning, Prof. Dr. Andreas Moring - university lecturer from Hamburg - has found a way to circumvent the problem of incompatible data:

"If not enough data is brought to the learning AI system, we have to bring the learning AI system to the data instead." To do this, the AI system is deployed directly to the end devices on which the data is analyzed. True to the motto "Share the knowledge, not the data," the individually learned knowledge of the AI is brought together instead of the data and is made available to the company for future projects.

According to Prof. Dr. Andreas Moring, the "Real Analytics" approach, which won the Green-BIM Award, offers great opportunities for greater sustainability in the construction and real estate industry: "In construction, the various 'trades', service providers and companies involved can thus be controlled without the need for a common platform or technical infrastructure. In this way, errors can be avoided, time and energy can be saved, or waste and refuse can be minimized." He added that the possibilities for the Federated Learning approach are also unlimited for measuring, monitoring or controlling real estate: "For example, energy balance, costs or maintenance can be optimized because there is anonymized data as benchmarks."

Robotic Process Automation meets Artificial Intelligence

The automation of business processes is a hot topic for companies, which has become even more important as a result of the pandemic. At the Dortmund Science Day, Prof. Dr. Burkhard Bamberger and Dr. Michael Knappstein explained how, even complex overall processes can be taken over by intelligent bots through a combination of Robotic Process Automation and AI. They also talked about the successful introduction of Robotic Process Automation and the special change management required for this. Click here for the presentation.