Artificial intelligence in the spotlight at annual Global Leadership Forum Summit

24 Jan 2024

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The topical and fast-moving issue of artificial intelligence is set to feature prominently on the agenda of the 2024 Global Leadership Forum Summit, which will see global infrastructure leaders gathering in Geneva in April to discuss the key challenges and opportunities facing the engineering, construction and infrastructure sector.

This second annual GLF Summit, organised by FIDIC, will see around 100 of the world's most influential infrastructure leaders gathering to exchange knowledge and discuss solutions and actions to address key industry challenges in Geneva on 25-26 April 2024.

The 2024 summit will look at the role of AI in infrastructure and its potential to transform the sector by optimising processes, reducing costs and enhancing safety in infrastructure projects. Attendees will also have an opportunity to contribute to a vital report on the use of AI in the infrastructure sector which will consider the challenges that need to be addressed collectively as an industry.

AI’s capabilities span the entire project lifecycle, from investment decisions to ongoing operation and maintenance and by automating tasks, analysing data and making predictions, AI can optimise processes, cut costs and enhance safety.

While AI is still in its initial stages of development, it clearly has the potential to transform how the industry designs, builds and operates infrastructure. AI has gained attention for its potential to enhance efficiency and decision-making, but it also presents challenges that need to be addressed collectively as an industry and this year’s GLF Summit will provide the opportunity to do just that.

Other important issues to be discussed at the summit include the GLF’s new Carbon Collaboration Initiative, which will develop a common, replicable and standardised process of calculation and disclosure of embodied and operational CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) emissions related to infrastructure projects. The summit will also look at the latest progress on market intelligence benchmarking which will help leaders measure their company’s progress and success against the best in the industry.

The summit, which will provide a platform for insightful discussions on the issues that matter in the world of infrastructure, will also enable attendees to take part in unrivalled networking opportunities with other construction, infrastructure and business leaders, making for a must-attend gathering in Geneva in April.

Click here for further information on the 2024 GLF Summit and to register a place.

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