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Allan Lwanga posted a topic in General discussionMy name is Allan Lwanga and I am studying towards an MBA In Construction and Real Estate at the University College of Estate Management (UCEM). As part of this study, I am undertaking a final research project on the following topic: Can the use of digital technologies in the built environment reduce costs and improve efficiencies in the project delivery: A critical analysis of the impact of digital twins in facilities management. Please kindly help complete my simple project questionnaire to help with the research for my project by clicking on this link to access the form:https://forms.gle/kFgHAVuxJFztfZqm8
Hello everyone, I am Mohiminul Islam Fardin, A postgraduate student at London Southbank University Studying MSc Construction Project Management. My dissertation topic is "Cost and Benefit of Digital Twinning". The main aim of this study is to investigate the effect of benefits and impact of costs on implementing digital twin on UK construction and for that, I would like to request you all to participate an online survey . here is the link to that form https://forms.gle/gDu1VHqgBFiUCoez9 . In this survey, you will be asked to rate the industry-recognized benefits and costs of Digital Twin on their importance when deciding on the implementation of the digital twin. Please do participate and give your valuable feedback, so that, I can complete my dissertation on time and can help the construction industry with new set of paths. Feel free to share this with your known industry related people. Survey form Link: https://forms.gle/gDu1VHqgBFiUCoez9
While there is a lot of discussion around ethics in technology, and growing interest in these pages in ethics and digital twins, there is a significant gap that needs to be addressed. This is the gap that exists between ethical principles and ethical practice. Kirsten Lamb noted in her discussion on this site back in March that, "The Gemini Principles set out the need for digital twins to be ethical and secure, but ... this can be surprisingly difficult to ensure." This is a problem that challenges a lot of areas of application for digital ethics, most notably in AI and automation (how do you make an AI "fair"?), with obvious implications for digital twins. There are numerous different approaches being trialled to bridge this gap. To date, one of the most successful is an ethics by design approach. This considers the design process for a digital twin and then identifies different ethical issues that arise at each stage of the design. While it doesn't give a convenient tick box approach to ethics (and probably never will or should, given the complexities of the challenge) it breaks down an approach to ethical development into more manageable chunks. Rather than saying "a digital twin should respect privacy", it encourages developers to consider the impacts of their digital twin on privacy at specific stages of the develpment process. To that end, Sopra Steria has published a report on operationalising digital twin ethics in travel and transport. This sets out an ethics by design approach to developing digital twins. It breaks down the development cycle and raises key considerations at each of the stages. Please do not think that if you don't work in travel and transport then this isn't for you! Context is always going to be important in determining ethical issues with digital twins (as noted here) but there can still be learning across contexts. An operationalisation approach in travel and transport can still inform an operationalisation approach in farming, for example, or finance. The key message is getting the ethical issues beyond abstract requirements at the start of a project, and to bake them in to an approach that sees ethical reflection as a fundamental part of the development life cycle. If you would like to discuss ethics and digital twins further then please do get in touch.