The recent popularity of Artificial Intelligence imaging tools such as OpenAI's DALL-E 2 and Google Research Image has raised new questions about creativity and artistic integrity. These new tools can create realistic images or give way to your robotic creativity to generate other artistic solutions, illustrations and designs from a series of "Tags" or descriptions that we indicate in our common language. The results are surprising and open up a whole field for the generation of ideas and the realization of projects for the architect and designer. The inevitable controversy has also arisen as to whether AI will end up harming certain sectors, especially now that its use is being opened up to everyone.   Manas Bhatia has a bold vision of the future -- one where residential skyscrapers covered in trees, plants and algae act as "air purification towers." In a series of detailed images, the New Delhi-based architect and computational designer has brought the idea to life. His imagined buildings are depicted rising high above a futuristic metropolis, their curved forms inspired by shapes found in nature. But the pictures were not entirely of his own imagination. They were created using AI imaging software. [caption id="attachment_43702" align="aligncenter" width="559"] Manas Bhatia[/caption] For his conceptual project, "AI x Future...

UN-Habitat has just released its annual World Cities Report. Titled “Envisaging the Future of Cities”, the 2022 release highlights insights on the future of the urban realm, based on “existing trends, challenges, and opportunities, as well as disruptive conditions, including the valuable lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic”. ...