Can machines come up with more creative solutions to our problems than we can?
The article discusses some amazing things that computers, AI and robots will be able to do; and perhaps sooner than you think!
In the future, to make a bridge you will say to the computer that the bridge needs to connect to the ground on this side and on that side and it needs to hold a particular weight, now go and give us a few options that satisfy those requirements. The computer will then present thousands of different options for suitable bridge designs. You can sort through that in terms of the look that you prefer or various other parameters that satisfy the need. It comes up with something that no human could possibly have imagined in the first place.
The article also describes a project to 3D print a metal bridge, and discusses the future design and construction of cities.