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Planner 5D to Bring AI to its Interior Design Apps

Interior design app Planner 5D is working to incorporate artificial intelligence into its apps in order to help users create their dream home design with a click of a button.

According to a new report from Tractica, AI software application will grow from $1.4 billion in 2016 to $60 billion by 2025. Currently AI is taking over a variety of industries, often proving that the artificial mind can be more powerful, precise and creative than the human mind. While AI has dominated chess for a long time, it has recently triumphed over humans in poker. 

Expanding the realm of traditional AI challenges, AI has just introduced an entirely new way of creating products by producing the famous Elbo chair, which combined aerospace engineering software with an artisanal craftsmanship tool. Interior design might be the next field where AI replaces humans.

The company says it is currently creating machine learning algorithms that will train from over 40 million real user projects. These projects offer an opportunity for AI to figure out the thinking process behind home design: how do people choose the place for their bed, lights, and so on. This thinking process will be learned by AI and optimized.

Planner 5D’s AI is also learning about general interior design rules, technical requirements, and how to match colors and styles. For example, AI is learning that a TV cannot be placed in front of a window as it will reflect light, that a bed should stand sideways to a window and that a sofa should be placed in front of a TV or a fireplace in the living room. 

Technical requirements include average sqm (sq ft) per person, lighting, the width of doors and the height of ceilings. After a user indicates their preferred style, the number of people in their household and the location of their house, AI will come up with optimal home design results.

“Currently, only professional designers know design rules and techniques. Our vision is to empower everyone to become interior designers with an app that combines AI with virtual reality,” said Alexey Sheremetyev, co-founder of Planner 5D.

“When we connect interior design techniques with AI, we hope to surpass an average interior designer who works using ‘cookie cutter’ design methods. Later on, we might even win some interior design contests,” Sheremetyev said.

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