Kelowna to use AI to speed up development approval process

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Kelowna to use AI to speed up development approval process

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https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/4 ... al-process
Amid a housing crisis, the City of Kelowna is looking at ways to speed up the development permit process by enlisting artificial intelligence and chatbots.

Kelowna staff in partnership with Microsoft have been developing an artificial intelligence chatbot that will be programmed to receive construction and renovation applications, analyze them for compliance, and one day issue permits.
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It's probably bunch of baloney and city staff just trying to be trendy.
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Using AI to make the permit process faster in Kelowna sounds smart, mainly because there's a significant need for more houses quickly. Having computers and chatbots help could make things go smoother and quicker, which is excellent for getting buildings started sooner.

I've seen something similar work wonders for my small online shop. We used AI to keep track of what we have in stock and to chat with customers without needing a person to do it all the time. We got this set up with help from https://www.crispysoftwaresolutions.com/. They made a unique system just for us that handled tasks automatically, like keeping an eye on our products and answering questions from shoppers. They used easy tools that didn't need complicated coding, so we could get it all working fast. This helped us do our jobs better and keep our customers happy.
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Well, I guess any intelligence in city hall is better than nothing.
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AI is advanced enough to lie. https://www.forbes.com/sites/mollybohan ... fd15857c7f

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UhHuhYeahSure wrote: Feb 12th, 2024, 8:07 am Well, I guess any intelligence in city hall is better than nothing.
I second that. Using AI should replace a few employees at the very least. Time to trim the fat in the building departments.
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Jeez... I don't even remember originally posting this thread last April. :biggrin:
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