Paul Katz

@paulkatz | I like tech, travel, and food - but not always in that order. Official Flipboarder since 2011.

Empathy Is Essential to the Future of Human-Robot Coexistence

The way humans interact with robots has served society well during the past 50 years: People tell robots what to do, and robots do it to maximum …

Robots

Be Heard – Vote for AU Vegas Classes

Pencils down, everyone – the AU Las Vegas Call for Proposals (CFP) is now officially closed. We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who put in …

Las Vegas

The Panama Canal Expansion’s Massive Ripple Effect on U.S. Ports and Shipping

In June 2016, after nine years of construction, the expanded Panama Canal welcomed its first post-Panamax ship, the Baroque Valletta, through its …

New Orleans

Critical Infrastructure Protection Saves Dams in Distress

It’s something you’d see on a mountainous screen at an IMAX theater: a helicopter hovering along the steep wall of a rocky canyon, a drone buzzing …

Oroville Dam

4 International Airport Designs That Will Make Future Travel Better

Beginning in the 1920s, municipal airports were breaking ground around the world. Over the years, these airports grew into international hubs for the …

Airports

AU Vegas Class Voting – How It Works

Each year our goal is to curate the most insightful, exciting, and above all useful program for every AU attendee—including you. That’s why we’re …

Voting

The Real Life of a Virtual Construction Engineer: Sundt’s Eric Cylwik Gets Visual

When it comes to construction companies, Sundt has a serious foothold in every arena, from mining and industrial to commercial, government, and …

3DS Max

A Sensor That Could Soon Make Homes Scary-Smart

If you want to set up a connected home, you’ve got two options. You can buy a bunch of smart gadgets that may or may not communicate with other smart …

Machine Learning

Helper, Companion, Connector—How Health Care Robots Will Transform Elder Care

The world’s population is aging. In 2015, 901 million people were aged 60 and older. By 2050, that number is expected to more than double, reaching …

Robots

What Is Machine Learning? It’s a Path to Limitless Human Creativity

Picture a large pile of random LEGO bricks: so many potential creations just waiting to be built. First, the builder must learn how to snap different …

Machine Learning

Flying High with Daniel McKinnon, VP Product, 3D Robotics

As the VP of Product for 3D Robotics (3DR), Daniel McKinnon works at the bleeding edge of UAV technology and AEC. 3DR recently raised US$53 million …

Drones

10 Lessons for Running Your Own Architecture Practice

Architect Craig Applegath, founding principal of DIALOG’s studio in Toronto, Canada, knows how challenging it is to run a practice. With 25 years of …

Entrepreneurship

Submit Your Proposals Now! Las Vegas Deadline is May 17

We’ve talked about why speaking at AU is great for your career. We’ve told you what we’re looking for. We’ve even given you tips for how to impress …

Las Vegas

Augmented Reality in Construction Lets You See Through Walls

Imagine you’re part of a crew constructing a new office building: Midway through the process, you’re on-site, inspecting the installation of HVAC …

Augmented Reality

What Is Building Information Modeling? 7 Stories That Illustrate the Best of BIM

In every industry, new technology catalyzes the big leaps forward. In motion pictures, industry-quaking innovations included synchronous sound, green …

Construction

From AU Attendee to AU Speaker, Eli D’Elia Tells His Story

If you’ve attended AU Las Vegas before, you know just how inspiring it is. Not only do you get the chance to connect with and learn from industry …

Virtual Reality

Powder to the People: This 3D Printing Incubator Is Liberating Engineers

Hailing from the Outer Banks, a long, sandy necklace of islands off North Carolina’s coast, Jimmie Beacham knows something about witnessing history. …

Manufacturing

This Week’s 3 Must-Watch Videos

• For Topcon’s Ed McCaffrey the goal is “continual representation of reality in heavy constructions projects” as he explains in this <b>Innovation Zone</b> …

eLearning

HERE ARE THE 2017 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL JURIED AWARD WINNERS

And the winners are...<p><b>The 16th Tribeca Film Festival</b> announced the winners of its competition categories at the awards ceremony tonight at BMCC …

Documentaries

Respect: Thomas Edison’s Accomplishments Go Beyond the Bulb to Modern R&D

It’s impossible to overestimate the influence that Thomas Edison’s accomplishments have had on modern life.Although Edison (1847–1931) is best known …

San Mateo County

Remembering Pearl Harbor and Raising USS Arizona Through Virtual Reality

Ever since the Gettysburg National Battlefield Museum introduced its beloved electric map in 1939, the museum world has sought to engage future …

Virtual Reality

Reality Capture for Heavy Infrastructure

When it comes to getting the lay of the land on your infrastructure construction site, more options are available than ever before. There are …

Data Management

Get Yourself Connected. IoT and Machine Learning with Morgan Fabian.

Morgan Fabian is perhaps among the most naturally curious individuals you will ever meet. As the lead research engineer of the Applied Research team …

Machine Learning

A HEROINE, REDISCOVERED: DAVID FRANCE ON THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON

Marsha. P. Johnson helped set off a revolution. Now, nearly 25 years after her mysterious death, her under-recognized legacy is vividly reclaimed in …

Documentaries

AU Las Vegas 2017 Call for Proposals is Open

It’s official—this year’s Call for Proposals (CFP) is now open! Put your thinking caps on. Get those gears turning. Brainstorm away. Whatever your …

Las Vegas

Starbucks Japan Pursues a Local Flair Through Design in BIM and VR

It’s been 20 years since Starbucks opened its first shop in Japan, bringing a new paradigm to the country’s coffee shop culture—and creating a new, …

Japan

Inside My Design Mind: A+I Founders on Performative Workplace Design

When A+I founders Dag Folger and Brad Zizmor finished graduate school at Columbia in 1996, during the rise of the dot-com era, they recognized an …

Interior Design

​THE GREATEST STAR: HOW BARBRA STREISAND BROKE OUT HER OWN WAY IN FUNNY GIRL

Barbra Streisand didn't just deliver one of American cinema's most spectacular star turns in FUNNY GIRL. She also innovated a new type of movie …

The Oscars

AU Las Vegas CFP: How to Impress the Panel

Each year we receive thousands of class proposals for AU Las Vegas. Needless to say, the competition is fierce. Whether or not your proposal gets …

Las Vegas

JURY DUTY

Critically-acclaimed directors, award-winning actors, and cultural leaders are among the jury members for Tribeca 2017.<p>The Tribeca Film Festival, …

Tribeca Film Festival