The waving timeline of AI: Foundations of the Algorithmic Archetype in Architecture

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DC I/O 2020 proceeding by MELINDA BOGNAR.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is still one of the gripping topics of researchers. Having its roots in the logician understanding of the world, and starting with modelling biological neurons, AI quickly became a calculation-based science with promising results. However, the question of computing dynamic-systems is still open. Following the life of Marvin Minsky - usually called the “father of AI” – this paper will focus on the rise and fall of AI, seeking the synthesis of Connectionist and Symbolicist approach in the present, which some might call AI2.0 or Advanced Connectionism.

Based on the development of AI, several traditional disciplines – such as architecture - become reinterpreted and augmented. Found on the examination of AI in terms of the Hegelian dialectical method, this paper will shortly discuss impacts of AI on architectural design thinking. In order to get closer to the answer to what is computational design thinking connote in architecture.


Connectionism, Symbolicism, AI history.


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Full text: Maciel, A. (Ed.), 2020. Design Computation Input/Output 2020, 1st ed. Design Computation, London, UK. ISBN: 978-1-83812-940-8, DOI:10.47330/DCIO.2020.QPRF9890