Smart Education: Sowing seeds of change | Sushant Verma | TEDxYouth@SunbeamVaruna

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Smart Education: Sowing seeds of change | Sushant Verma | TEDxYouth@SunbeamVaruna

Technology Adoption and Impact

  • Technology adoption follows a bell curve, with innovators, early adopters, early majority, late majority, and laggards.
  • Some technologies, like Android and iPhone, are still in the early stages of adoption, while others, like email and TV, have reached widespread use.
  • Despite the rapid evolution of technology, the architecture industry is still struggling to fully adopt and integrate these advancements.

Architecture and Design Evolution

  • Architecture has evolved from traditional methods to incorporate advanced technologies like virtual reality and augmented reality.
  • The speaker discusses the evolution of architecture and design over the past decade, highlighting the increasing use of technology to create complex and efficient spaces.
  • They showcase various projects that demonstrate the integration of technology, including 3D printing, augmented reality, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence, in the design of stadiums, temples, restaurants, and facades.

Bridging the Gap between Design and Technology

  • The author believes that technology can bridge the gap between design and technology and bring about positive change in the built environment.
  • The speaker emphasizes the importance of bridging the gap between design and technology and bringing about positive change in the architecture and design industry.

Smart Design Education and Accessible Technology-Based Learning

  • The author's organization, ratlab, uses advanced technological tools to create more efficient and sustainable buildings and designs.
  • The speaker describes their journey in promoting smart design education and accessible technology-based learning through workshops, programs, and online platforms.
  • The speaker highlights the success of their "Smart Labs" pilot project, which provided a hybrid learning experience for students from different parts of the world to understand and apply technology in design.
  • The mission of Smart Labs is to create an exclusive educational platform that provides free workshops, education, mentorship, and a learning platform specifically for Indian students.

The Potential of Artificial Intelligence in Architecture and Design

  • The speaker concludes by emphasizing the potential of artificial intelligence in shaping the future of architecture and design and the need to embrace technology to create innovative and sustainable spaces.
  • The visuals presented in the video are created using artificial intelligence through text prompts, demonstrating the potential of AI in architecture.
  • The speaker emphasizes the human-assisted role in AI-generated architecture, where computers enhance human capabilities rather than replace them.

Technology as a Seed for Human Potential

  • The speaker compares technology to a "seed" that can unlock human potential, similar to the drug in the movie Limitless that allows access to 100% of brain capacity.
  • The diffusion curve in innovation and architecture has only been accessed by 2.5% of people, and the speaker aims to make these advancements accessible to the majority.
  • The speaker encourages individuals to reflect on their actions and intentions, emphasizing the importance of sowing seeds of change through education and bottom-up processes.

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