No. 25 (2023): Enabling Roles of Technology
Essays and Viewpoint

Support or automation in decision-making: the role of artificial intelligence for the project

Tiziana Ferrante
Dipartimento di Pianificazione, Design, Tecnologia dell’Architettura Sapienza Università di Roma
Federica Romagnoli
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile Edile e Ambientale, Sapienza Università di Roma

Published 2023-05-30


  • Artificial intelligence,
  • Decision-making,
  • Architectural design,
  • Technological innovation

How to Cite

Ferrante, T., & Romagnoli, F. (2023). Support or automation in decision-making: the role of artificial intelligence for the project. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (25), 68–77.


The increasingly pervasive use of artificial intelligence within the complexity of the world around us continues to fuel the scientific, philosophical, and political debate. Even within the construction sector (although still in an embryonic phase), it is possible to observe the first concrete results of the application of new digital processes, which are increasingly autonomous and support the design, definition, and validation of the project. The new frontiers of expansion of artificial intelligence systems, encouraged by the digital transition, require a careful reflection on the impact of new technologies in redefining the designer’s role in the decision-making process.


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