JUNE 2023 CHALLENGE - Artificial Intelligence at Home/Work 

Real Estate Broker/Owner with 406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® RRE-BRO-LIC-75443

Happy June!

There have been a lot of posts over the past few months about AI and using tools like ChatGPT and Google’s Bard. Most of those posts have been specifically about using these tools to do things like writing marketing content or scripts for videos. 

But this contest is about using your imagination in terms of what artificial intelligence of the future might mean in your home, or in your real estate transactions. And this challenge isn’t about technology - it’s about the addition of intelligence to technology.

For example

The Ring Doorbell is often called AI, and while there may be some small use of machine learning at this point it’s mostly just a technology solution. Basically, it’s a device that is hooked up to your WiFi network and when motion is detected or the doorbell is rung, the device sends a notification to your phone (also through the WiFi platform) and you can talk to the person using the same link. It’s a technology product.

Now, let’s add some imagined Artificial intelligence to the system. The Ring Doorbell sees someone walking down the street who looks familiar to it, and as they get closer, they realize it’s your friend Kat. They immediately contact you on your phone with a message that says, “Hey, Kat is coming up the driveway. Would you like me to let her in and get the coffee started?” Or perhaps it would say something like “Kat is coming down the driveway and I heard you arguing with her yesterday. Should I tell her to go away?” Or perhaps it sees someone that it deems suspicious nearing the house and automatically turns on the audio of a huge dog barking. 

That adds a level of intelligence to what is now just a connected device.

So this month’s challenge is as follows:

Provide one or more scenarios of how AI might change your home life or your real estate business in the future.  Explain your rationale in 300 words or more and add at least one photo. Some starting thoughts might be:

Your electricity usage is tracked by AI and you are reaching your monthly limit. What might happen? Are there benefits of this type of tracking?

You aren’t feeling well and you hook up to your in-home AI device after verbally telling it you’re not well. What might the device do?

Could AI be used to alert you to, and perhaps correct, issues with your home appliances, electrical or plumbing systems?

Could holograms show houses to buyers?

Your doctor told you to lose weight and when you go to the grocery store you grab two bags of chocolate bars. What happens at checkout?

Don't stop there! There's no wrong way to participate in this challenge. The more "out-there" the post, the better!



Write one post of 300 or more words with one or more photos by midnight EST on June 30, 2023. Include a link to the post below in the comments. You will receive 1,500 extra points for participating. Happy Imagining! Have fun with this one!

Comments (79)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Kat- it's been a fun challenge to make us ponder. Thank you for hosting. 

here's my entry  Beam Me Outta Here, Scotty. 

Jun 22, 2023 05:35 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you for participating! I also watched plenty of Star Trek - the one thing that I think would be great is transporting bodies. I could pop into my son's homes with no warning! hahaha. I'm sure they'd love that.

Jun 22, 2023 05:42 AM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti I would love that as well!!!

Jun 22, 2023 10:48 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thanks, Kat Palmiotti, for hosting this exciting challenge. I have a lot of reading to catch up with all the entries. Here's mine:   AI Is Here To Stay

Jun 22, 2023 08:53 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you for your entry Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 - GPS is extremely popular and hardly anyone has maps anymore! (We do, but rarely use them)

Jun 22, 2023 12:53 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kat Palmiotti ,

Here is my entry : Will You control AI or Will it Control You?  

Jun 24, 2023 05:38 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you for your entry into this challenge!!  Great question - who will control who? We need to retain our critical thinking skills to make the right choices when it comes to AI.

Jun 24, 2023 06:41 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Thank you for hosting this the June Challenge Kat Palmiotti here is my contribution:


AI ~ "Shall We Play A Game"?

Jun 24, 2023 05:42 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you for your entry into this month's challenge!!! Interesting that people have been imagining what would happen if computers took over for many decades. Indeed..

Jun 24, 2023 06:46 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Hello Miss Kat Palmiotti 

A Bitter Sweet entry for me. Not a fan of AI yet I did want to support you in hosting the challenge. 

My entry: AI No. AI No. AI Oh Hell. OH HELL NO!


Jun 24, 2023 10:07 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you so much for participating in the challenge Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist - I appreciate your support and loved reading your post.

Jun 24, 2023 10:23 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I will either speak my truth or opt to say nothing at all. These days, I lean heavily toward saying nothing at all. 

Jun 24, 2023 10:53 AM
Kat Palmiotti

I respect that Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist and appreciate you sharing your thoughts for this challenge.

Jun 24, 2023 10:55 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Here is my entry to the June Artificial Intelligence challenge, although I don't think it's quite what you were looking for. I'm afraid, I'm in the Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist school of thought when it comes to AI. AI Might Be Here To Stay... But For Now Not Welcome In My Life.

Jun 25, 2023 12:08 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Nina Hollander, Broker - I wasn't looking for anything specific - this really is an open challenge; I'm off to read your post! Thank you for participating.

Jun 25, 2023 03:17 PM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Hi Kat, here is my entry.  Thank you!


Jun 25, 2023 01:40 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you so much for your entry into this challenge John Henry, Florida Architect . You've already found some useful applications for AI products - good for you! And it's great to see you here!

Jun 25, 2023 03:16 PM
John Henry, Florida Architect

Kat, ah well, my content is not exactly what you asked for!!!  How sweet of you not to point that out!!  It has to be something to be done in the future for the benefit of your home or business.   Hmmmm

Jun 26, 2023 01:03 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kat Palmiotti -

Here is my entry into the June Challenge - Thanks again for hosting this.  The timing was perfect because of all the news surrounding ChatGPT.


Jun 25, 2023 03:43 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you for your entry Sheri Sperry - MCNE® ! It's interesting to think about the various applications that could help buyers!

Jun 26, 2023 05:01 AM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Good Morning  Didn't get a chance to post here after posting my blog for the challenge.

AI is a Force That Will Change Much

Jun 26, 2023 03:50 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you! I'm glad you remembered to do this, because I probably would have forgotten to remind you! :-) Thank you for your entry!

Jun 26, 2023 05:37 AM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

A suitable submittal for your challenge blog, thank you: https://activerain.com/blogsview/5795088/other-than-preventing-war--what-would-be-the-best-hope-that-ai-could-offer-humanity-

Jun 27, 2023 09:35 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you for your submission John Henry, Florida Architect ! Yes, medical uses would be great!

Jun 27, 2023 01:22 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kat below is the link to my entry for your challenge this month.

"AI Presently In & In The Future In My Life"

Jun 27, 2023 03:22 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you George Souto - I am off to read it!

Jun 28, 2023 04:20 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

WOW! Lots of great entries and I love the creativity I'm seeing, don't you?!

Here's mine and thank you again for hosting this fantastic challenge!

The AI Home Maintenance Butler:
Your HOME'S Personal Assistant

Jun 28, 2023 08:29 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you for your entry, Debe Maxwell, CRS - yes, there are some very creative responses to this challenge. As for not having to worry about home maintenance that would be great. We just had a two-day issue with our kitchen sink drain. An AI-maintenance bot would have told us ahead of time there was a potential issue and we could have fixed it before it happened!

Jun 28, 2023 08:51 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

That would be a dream, wouldn't it, Kat Palmiotti?! I hope your drain is functioning properly now. 

Jun 28, 2023 08:35 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I guess that is the big question. Are we going to be overcome by technology or will be control technology. Not just now, with the new AI technology, but on into the future.

Jun 28, 2023 06:35 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Yes John Juarez - that is the question. And will it work properly?

Jun 29, 2023 04:44 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Morning Kat, thanks for hosting this month's challenge - here is my entry.

How AI Fits into our Lives

Jun 29, 2023 09:01 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you so much for your entry - I'm glad you participated Joan Cox . I laughed at the robot chef. I'm thinking that could definitely come true!

Jun 29, 2023 09:13 AM
Joan Cox

Kat Palmiotti a cute male robot that cooks would be very welcome!

Jun 29, 2023 03:42 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root
Jun 30, 2023 05:26 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thanks Kat, I totally agree!


Jun 30, 2023 05:27 AM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD
http://www.medicalandspaconsulting.com - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

Have posted many blogs for the challenge, but here is another one!!!


Jun 30, 2023 12:16 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you! I enjoyed reading all of your posts. I have never run a contest before, but you probably only get points for one post. But I'll double check on that Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD !

Jun 30, 2023 01:45 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD
Jun 30, 2023 01:59 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you for your entry Roy Kelley. Medical applications are one way AI could work for the good!

Jun 30, 2023 03:53 PM
Cathy Criado
Criado Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable

What a thoughtful idea on such a hot topic! Thanks Kat for this challenge!  

A Little AI to Balance Life

Jun 30, 2023 02:23 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you so much for your entry! It is hard to come up with ways something we don't really understand that well can help! You did a great job!

Jun 30, 2023 03:54 PM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

I forgot to give a link to my entry. HERE it is. 

Jul 02, 2023 09:53 AM
Kat Palmiotti

You didn't forget Aura Alex !

Jul 02, 2023 10:10 AM