Faking Artificial Intelligence. . .

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Faking Artificial Intelligence

Randomness Really Reigns. . .


The recent rain is taking a bit of a respite in my SoCal neighborhood so my mind wanders. It will likely wind its way to wondering. Does weather impact what's storming in my mind? And what about questions related to whether? Beyond conjunction or conjecture. . .


When one decides to take the temperature of any situation, thoughts can go in many directions. I discover and explore this as well as that as the seconds become minutes, then longer.


Fakery, sleight of hand trickery and many elements of reality combine in attempts to explain what is happening around me. There can be confusion. Controversy and conflict may occur too. Is it imagined or has it been designed with all of that in mind?


I have long been intrigued by intelligence although it tends to avoid me - both naturally acquired and by any artificial means. That stage was sought and set as my mind recalls the one-woman play from many years ago with Lily Tomlin The Search For Intelligent Signs of Life. I was fortunate to see it in New York City and Los Angeles.


Seeking increased knowledge beyond my understanding continues. I wander. Wonder too. Really.





Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393




Comments (42)

Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I have taken part in many discussions of the difference between knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge without wisdom is useless. I enjoy reading the Word written by the author of wisdom (His name is God Almighty).

Apr 20, 2023 08:13 AM
Michael Jacobs

Bob "RealMan" Timm - thank you for continuing the conversation.  

Apr 20, 2023 08:41 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - Lily Tomlin was superb in "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the University." Its no wonder there are so many problems passed down through generations, no thanks to "Faking Artificiall Intelligence." The baby boomer generations went bonkers with negative self-image, constant fear, feelings of insecurity, not fitting in, ERA, sexual revolution, etc.  

Apr 20, 2023 12:56 PM
Michael Jacobs

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I seem to remember hearing (or maybe it was overhearing since children were to be seen, not heard) talk of the good old days.  That discussion seems likely to be passed down through the generations.   

Apr 20, 2023 03:47 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Michael.

Let's learn some new things every day. 

I'm off to an appointment for a hearing test this morning.

Apr 24, 2023 04:55 AM
Michael Jacobs

Roy Kelley - being "exposed" to learning can be contagious in the best sort of ways.  I hope your appointment is a good one.  

Apr 24, 2023 05:31 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well Michael checking in about your paws when they will be sharing another great post like this one:)Endre

Apr 25, 2023 10:14 PM
Michael Jacobs

Endre Barath, Jr. - I have one post in draft that may make it to publication before the end of the month.   The days of "more" seem to be in the past.  

Apr 26, 2023 02:37 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Thursday morning, Michael.

I hope all is going well for you this week.

Apr 27, 2023 08:05 AM
Michael Jacobs

Roy Kelley - the calendar continues to move forward.   Things turn in all sorts of directions with each day.  Happy Thursday.  

Apr 27, 2023 08:13 AM
Barbara Michaluk
Weichert Realtors | Phone Direct 240-506-2434 | 301-681-0550 office - Silver Spring, MD
Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR

Hi Michael, I find AI very interesting, but wonder how it will impact our lives and business in the future. I wonder if we'll be able to determine what is real and what's AI?

Apr 28, 2023 04:40 AM
Michael Jacobs

Barbara Michaluk - it continues to provide much discussion and conversation.  As for answers, it looks as if questions are still leading in that race.  

Apr 28, 2023 04:48 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


I never saw that Lily Tomlin play, and am sorry to have missed it. She is an amazing talent. But perhaps the movie is as good?

After reading your post you certainly have ME pondering about AI, intelligence or lack of, and other things. Who knows where my mind will wander now. I wonder?!


Apr 28, 2023 05:07 PM
Michael Jacobs

Jeff Dowler, CRS - Lily Tomlin has had (and continues to have) a noteworthy career.  The play with another star made a brief return in Los Angeles last year or earlier this year.  I didn't see it.  

Apr 28, 2023 05:16 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Michael.

Have an outstanding weekend.

Apr 29, 2023 04:38 AM
Michael Jacobs

Roy Kelley - the sun is yet to rise here as I write this reply but I plan to make the most of each day.  Again.  I hope your Saturday is a good one too.   

Apr 29, 2023 04:42 AM
Roy Kelley

We have a rainy morning in Maryland and expect to have a mostly cloudy day. We expect to stay close to home.

Apr 29, 2023 04:45 AM
Ritu Desai 703-625-4949
Samson Properties - Chantilly, VA
Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor

Hi Michael, I think the evolution of AI might be a bit scary for now, but I've always thought of mathematicians and their fear of losing their jobs when the modern calculator was invented. After a few years, they're both still around, making new mathematical discoveries one step at a time.

May 01, 2023 07:00 AM
Michael Jacobs

Ritu Desai 703-625-4949 - I can see how your example of the calculator might add up for some.   Then again, it may just as likely divide others.  Multiplying the issue with other advances in mathematics could even make the entire subject reduced in size.  And maybe "sighs" too.  Would that be exponential?  

May 01, 2023 07:46 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hello Michael Jacobs 

There is nothing fake about you. I wish you an abundance of knowledge, joy, and happiness. 

May 14, 2023 07:05 AM
Michael Jacobs

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - there are so many paths where your comment could lead me but I will just say, thank you for the kind words.  

May 14, 2023 08:39 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Michael Jacobs - You're welcome. 

May 14, 2023 10:52 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Michael, and now we have this special news that A.I., Artificial Intelligence, is learning and getting better at reading the mind...and get this:  and going further to display what it sees.

May 21, 2023 08:51 PM
Michael Jacobs

Jane Chaulklin-Schott - "learning" continues. . .   

May 22, 2023 03:51 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Michael Jacobs  Speaking of AI I have been communicating with Bard . I show him my blogs and he approves - I am not sure I always do 

May 24, 2023 10:16 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hannah Williams - that's an interesting "test" idea.  

May 24, 2023 11:47 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Your pondering always makes me smile! Thank you, Michael Jacobs 

May 27, 2023 10:23 PM
Michael Jacobs

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 - 😃😃😃

May 28, 2023 05:47 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Michael, I am so hoping that as Artificial Intelligence advances, we will see major positive steps in Medical Sciences and Health Care.  As health care professionals and personnel are relieved of mundane tasks, they may be able to devote valuable time to finding cures.  

Jun 02, 2023 10:14 PM
Michael Jacobs

Jane Chaulklin-Schott - discussions and opinions continue on the subject of intelligence.  Artificial and otherwise.   Consequences too.  Of all sorts.  

Jun 03, 2023 05:23 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

LOVED Lily Tomlin in everything she was in but, I was not as fortunate as you to have seen her in person. 

As for AI, I've done some research and am not a huge fan of 'general' use of it - for students, bloggers, etc. The creators of AI are even warning Congress that there needs to be some regulations - and soon.

Of course, the lingering nurse in me hopes that something remarkable can be done with AI to treat a variety of patients. While I feel that there is a lot of negative publicity about AI - and it can be indeed, quite scary - my hopes are that it will be put to good use as far as medical diagnoses, the treatment of symptoms and giving other patients their speech back, etc. Christopher Reeve comes to mind.

I believe we will see some incredible medical advancements with the use of AI in the very near future...at least I hope so!

Jun 04, 2023 07:28 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh, scrolling back up to read your next post, I realized I totally forgot to mention - there's nothing fake about that piano! That is such a cool piano - takes me back to yesteryear! Thanks for the smile, Michael!

Jun 04, 2023 07:31 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Don't second-guess yourself on this one, Michael Jacobs - I love the discussion it provided...and led to here. I always enjoy your thoughts and how they prompt a wonderful discussion (or several)! 

Jun 04, 2023 08:37 AM
Michael Jacobs

Debe Maxwell, CRS - I have second-guessed myself about this post title ever since publishing it.  Your comment may play in my head.  Kind of a continuous loop of sorts.  And maybe in the rain too.  

Jun 04, 2023 07:37 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393


Debe Maxwell, CRS - I sometimes wonder if second guessing is a part of my first m.o. (modus operandi).    🙃

Jun 04, 2023 09:16 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

LOL You bet it is, Michael Jacobs - BUT, it's a healthier version of 'second-guessing' than those who beat themselves up about everything! 

I use MO all of the time and never thought to spell it out - I wonder how many people had no clue what I was saying! LOL

Jun 04, 2023 09:50 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Michael Jacobs a wonderful post and I'm now convinced you're our very own Dr. Seuss in The Rain. 😁

Jun 15, 2023 05:54 AM
Michael Jacobs

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets - nice of you to say.  I think Mr Geisel's connection to La Jolla may have been more significant although I did enjoy my time spent in the area.  

Jun 15, 2023 05:58 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

😉 I visit The Geisel Library at UCSD often to enjoy a good book with an amazing view!

Jun 15, 2023 06:02 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Weather or whether or not. One ringy dingy, two ringy dingy... is this the party to whom I am speaking? Love Lilly Tomplin comedy skits and her acting in movies Michael Jacobs !

Jun 19, 2023 06:25 AM
Michael Jacobs

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 - Lily Tomlin is a classic - in comedy and in so many other ways.  

Jun 19, 2023 06:30 AM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

I think AI will send people back to appreciating the true handmade items, the ones with flaws.  That is where the true beauty lies.  Kathy

Aug 02, 2023 04:44 PM
Michael Jacobs

Kathy Schowe - like so much in life, we shall see, right? 

Aug 03, 2023 03:34 AM