Autodesk University 2017 Celebrates the Future of Making Things
In his first keynote as
"The new wave of automation will undoubtedly cause disruptions, but technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics will be far more effective at creating job opportunities and spurring economic growth than many skeptics would have you believe," said Anagnost.
In support of Anagnost's vision, the company will announce several initiatives that will help people around the world to gain new skills and prepare for the jobs and industries of tomorrow. (See Autodesk's newsroom tomorrow for a related announcement.)
In Wednesday's keynote, Senior Vice President
New advances coming to
Throughout the event,
In addition to the keynotes, hundreds of hands-on classes and networking with peers, the conference offers numerous interactive exhibits that bring to life the future of making things. Examples include additively manufactured maritime vessels and parts; construction drones outfitted for high-resolution reality capture; generatively designed aircraft parts and airports themselves; factory floors and office furniture conceived using virtual and augmented reality; and a functioning Hyperloop pod.
The AU exhibit hall layout was generatively designed this year using Project Discover from
AU's carbon footprint is being offset this year through a collaboration with BioLite, maker of the ultra-clean wood-burning HomeStove that co-generates electricity from the heat of the flame. Thanks to clever design using Autodesk simulation software, each HomeStove reduces emissions by 90 percent and fuel consumption by half.
This year's flagship
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