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Jeevan Kalanithi Kalanithi says jobs involving tracking and managing projects could benefit from the technology.

SAN FRANCISCO—As technology slowly gets a foothold in the commercial real estate world, artificial intelligence is taking on an increased role in the process. AI has gone from its basic form, self-correcting and learning as it receives more information, into more complex tasks such as scanning documents, detecting market anomalies and discovering untapped value creation/investment opportunities.

And now, the technology has a new audience in the building and construction industry. Builders and construction workers can now travel through time to look at the first week, month or year of a project, as if viewing it in-person once again. Using an artificial intelligence framework, OpenSpace gives construction industry workers the ability to move backward and forward in time, creating a visual record more complete than memory or any written document.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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