China presented a new project that it looks like science fictionit is about the construction of a hydroelectric dam of approximately 180 meters high with an artificial intelligence (AI) in the lead, 3D printing and without a single human being.
The Yanhqu dam is being promoted by the Chinese Tsinghua University, who assure that 3D printing is a very viable tool for projects like this; the AI that will be used in this work will be supervising the correct performance autonomous cranes and excavators who will be in charge of supporting the assembly of the dam and report progress to the AI itself.
What advantages does an AI have over humans?
The decision not to employ humans for this project is based on the fact that In this way, human error is avoided and the possibility of an accident that the companies or the government must cover is left aside.
On the other hand, not the whole process can be carried out by machines (yet), and the mineral extraction part for the 3D printer will have to have human participation.
This is not the first building to be built with this type of technology, because in Dubai there is already a 6-meter building that was raised with a printerHowever, the Chinese mega project would be more than 20 times its height.
If the build is carried out as a complete success, could mean a precedent for new construction processesperhaps being one of the first tasks in which the human would be seen being replaced by an AI.