TensorFlow is an open source platform for machine learning.

“AI” is a hot topic, often presented in scary Hal-like doomsday discussions. But basic machine learning is simply automated optimization, and there are endless opportunities for how we should be continually optimizing the performance of our built environments.

TensorFlow is one of these fundamental open-source building blocks that seems so accessible to developers (both amateur and pro) and has such a wide community backing it, that it will most likely wind up being used in a variety of innovative system tools for optimizing lighting and building energy performance.

Even if you don’t know how to code (sadly, like me) at least reviewing the basic possibilities of these fundamental software building blocks will at least help you understand how to design and implement these systems in the built environment.