AI is here for better or worse

Real Estate Agent with Wayne M Martin

We all have thoughts about Artificial Intelligence for better or for worse. The month of June brings a challenge here in the Rain sponsored by Kat Palmiotti to write down our thoughts on the subject. Well, someone once said the "clear writing gives poor thinking nowhere to hide". After I post this many may disagree as you may think I have reduced poor thinking to poor writing.

It appears that technology is not something that humankind can control. Once we find it, it changes the world in ways we can never fully understand.

As one who has been slow to adapt to technology, I can attest to that thought. and while I now use some limited technology I personally do not understand it although I can see the need for some of it.

I imagine that it can have tremendous benefits in the medical field with imaging and guidance in surgeries heretofore thought not possible. 

There have been news reports of its application in the military, unfortunately at this point, good and bad.

It can have application in business guidance and even perhaps towards a better understanding of the current tax code, which as humans the best we have is a difference of opinion, confusion, or both!

One place where I think it would help me is with auto-correct spelling, grammar suggestions and word choice here in this computer. Since my proof reading could be better and my mistakes huge, nothing like some of the things I do catch from the helpful automatic inserts provided against my will. Sometimes I can't remember what my original thought was, since the suggestions confuse me, ha, ha! Not funny!

As for my home I do not have a "Ring Doorbell" or a "Smart Thermostat" as of yet. As for my car, maybe a warning that my battery is about to fail as I have some bad experiences in that area.

And now you have my thoughts on AI for better or for worse. One thing we can all agree on is it is here to stay. How we control it is another story.

Once again Kat Palmiotti thank you for allowing me to participate.

Comments (28)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Wayne... for sure, AI is here to stay. That being said, I'm still very leery about many aspects of it.

Jun 05, 2023 04:20 AM
Wayne Martin

I am in your camp!

Jun 06, 2023 03:35 PM
Diana Dahlberg

I think I'm in your camp too!

Jun 30, 2023 10:31 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I enjoy auto-correct and it often helps me, but there are times when it is really wrong, haha.

Jun 05, 2023 06:17 AM
Wayne Martin

It has a way of making some of my comments totally wrong and I can do that myself most of the time.

Jun 06, 2023 03:36 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Wayne, for sharing some of your thoughts for the June challenge.

Jun 05, 2023 06:44 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Congratulatioons!  You have been featured in BananaTudes!

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Jun 05, 2023 07:14 AM
Wayne Martin

Thank you!

Jun 06, 2023 03:36 PM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

AI is here to stay and it is quite possible that it's change to our lives may not be completely over as yet. 

Jun 05, 2023 10:24 AM
Wayne Martin

Oh, we are just getting started,

Jun 06, 2023 03:37 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

You know Wayne, I think back to the late 80's when I was so happy and thrilled to see the continuing use of technology for my real estate business.  It made things so much easier and simpler to manage. And then I fast forward to now, and OMG we are light years from those days. As for applying some of AI, I do and I'm happy with the results.  As to the 'hugeness' of just what could be created years in the future (good and not good) - well guess we'll have to wait and see.

Jun 05, 2023 02:34 PM
Wayne Martin

Since I was late to the technology boom, I am somewhat glad I will be pushing daisy's before my grandkids have mastered it

Jun 06, 2023 03:38 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I appreciate your thoughts Wayne Martin and your post gives me reason to ponder where AI truly exists in my life.

Jun 06, 2023 08:12 AM
Wayne Martin

For me there is little reason and maybe I am better off for it.

Jun 06, 2023 03:38 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Like you, Wayne Martin, I still have a lot to learn about Artificial Intelligence. Yet, I better spend the time to understand it because it seems to be a new part of our lives.

Jun 16, 2023 10:26 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Ai is here to stay and we need to adapt and learn to use it.  Agreed.

Jun 18, 2023 04:34 AM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

On the car battery issue: 

I have a HUM that plugs into my car diagnostics and tells me everything through my phone and email  about the battery, transmission, electronics, etc. It even tells you the nearest mechanic shop when you are traveling, if there is an issue.

I think it cost $49 and I got it through Verizon. It is a life saver and you know what is wrong before a mechanic looks at it.

Jun 18, 2023 05:39 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Wayne,
Artificial Intelligence is nothing new. I think in the past, we've just considered it technological advancement. Perhaps we are just now seeing the true potential (for better or worse) as individuals.

Jun 18, 2023 06:38 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Wayne Martin -

I agree with your post wholeheartedly.  However, my husband is the tech guy.  We have an intelligent Thermostat and electrical outlets that the phone can turn on.  No Ring camera yet, but it may be coming!  I use Grammerly Pro, also.

Grammarly made about seven changes to the post I just wrote to you!


Jun 18, 2023 12:37 PM
Edward Gilmartin
CRE - Boston, MA

I’m sure certain appraisers will be replaced with an AI pricing system for houses.

Jun 19, 2023 05:30 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Love my Ring and also have an intelligent thermostat and cannot remember life without it, Wayne! 

Secondly, LOVE your writing style. Please don't change a thing! 😉 

Jun 19, 2023 09:13 PM
Charles Ross - (785)-819-6944
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Excellent post.Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed week.

Jun 21, 2023 03:54 AM
Randy Mitchelson,APR
Marketing Advisor & Squeeze Mortgage - Bonita Springs, FL
First Impressions are made at First Click

I've been attending AI seminars, reading as much AI content and experimenting with AI tools to better understand the benefits and risks and be in a position to coach others on same. 

Jun 22, 2023 06:28 AM
Kimo Jarrett
Cyber Properties - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

So, I got this from Google about AI.

AI is broadly defined in two categories: artificial narrow intelligence (ANI) and artificial general intelligence (AGI). To date, AGI does not exist.

So, adopting ANI now rather than waiting for AGI might be beneficial, but to whom?

Jun 22, 2023 07:04 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Wayne:

AI is definitely here to stay, like it or not. And it's what the younger generations are living with as they grow up. I continue to be amazed at what my grandkids (ages 5 - 11) can do with the technology.


Jun 22, 2023 08:17 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I have to say you are correct in saying AI is here to stay, but each of us can control to what extent we will be a participant.  My husband likes being able to do our thermostat from his phone while away and we also have Alexa ... she is used basically to remind us to do things and to turn on and off different lights in our house.  I definitely see the pros and cons and I am a bit concerned about the cons.

Jun 30, 2023 10:36 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Calm and rationale points you make.  Hopefully we can continue to be in control of the story.

Jul 11, 2023 07:42 AM