Empowerment Through AI: Amplifying Human Expertise

Room: E141-142

Audience: Architects

Call to Action:

  1. Implement AI Tools: Take immediate steps to integrate AI tools into daily workflows, enhancing creativity and achieving tangible results.
  2. Apply Actionable Insights: Utilize actionable insights gained from the session to leverage AI effectively in professional endeavors, fostering innovation and productivity.
  3. Explore Additional Use Cases: Independently explore additional use cases for AI, unlocking new possibilities and driving continuous improvement in professional practice.

Abstract: Envision a day where you accomplish tasks 25% faster and with 40% higher quality, allowing for more time for personal pursuits or tackling deeper strategic or creative projects. According to a 2023 study by Harvard Business School and the Boston Consulting Group, this reality is within reach for knowledge workers like yourself. As practical users of readily accessible generative AI tools, we will delve into the relationship between Generative AI and human expertise, guided by the fundamental principle that AI serves to augment rather than replace our unique capabilities. At the heart of our discussion lies a commitment to preserving each individual’s core values while enhancing creativity and productivity through practical and immediately applicable AI solutions. This session will speak to tasks found in our everyday lives, as well as those unique to the architecture, design, and education professions, offering insights into the practical applications of Generative AI. Explore how readily available tools can support both quick wins and deeper iterative processes, enhancing not only the quality of your work but also your quality of life, in an effort to make a positive impact on those and the world around you.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore the Relationship Between Generative AI and Human Expertise: Understand how Generative AI can augment human capabilities while preserving core values and enhancing creativity and productivity.
  2. Discover Practical Applications of Generative AI: Explore how Generative AI tools can support everyday tasks and those unique to architecture, design, and education, enhancing work quality and overall wellbeing.
  3. Gain Hands-On Experience: Participate in hands-on exercises to integrate AI into daily workflows, empowering you to elevate creative processes and achieve tangible results.
  4. Develop Actionable Insights and Tactics: Leave with actionable insights and tactics for effectively leveraging AI in professional endeavors, ready to integrate immediately and uncover additional use cases independently.
Michelle Carpenter
Michelle Carpenter
Consultant, Modern Context

Michelle is a strategic consultant dedicated to helping individuals and brands translate insights into action, in pursuit of values-aligned goals. With over a decade of experience in educational commercial interiors brands like Herman Miller and Shaw Contract, Michelle specializes in guiding clients through defining their personal or brand values to shape effective communication and marketing plans for maximum impact. She is committed to nurturing strategic partnerships that bring together like-minded individuals and organizations, amplifying their reach, influence, and overall impact.

Brent O’Guin
Brent O’Guin
Technology Strategist & Architect, Georgia Institute of Technology

Brent is a Technology Strategist and Architect at Georgia Tech, where he specializes in amplifying human intelligence and expertise with artificial intelligence. Holding a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Drexel University, his expertise spans technology implementation, data analytics, and continuous improvement. Brent has played a pivotal role in envisioning transformative AI-augmented solutions across various business and technology functions. At the core of his work is the philosophy that AI should augment, not replace, human capabilities, a principle he brings to life through practical applications and innovative solutions in his field.

Core Competency

Educational Visioning
Exhibits an understanding of best and next practices related to educational leadership, programming, teaching, learning, planning and facility design. Establishes credibility with educators, community members and design professionals while conceiving and leading a community-based visioning process. Demonstrates the ability to articulate the impact of learning environments on teaching and learning and uses that ability to facilitate a dialogue that uncovers the unique needs and long-range goals of an educational institution and its stakeholders – translating that into an actionable written/graphic program of requirements for the design practitioner.

LearningSCAPES 2024 Conference in Portland, Oregon


Oregon Convention Center
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October 16-19, 2024


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