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Natural vs Artificial Intelligence

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Real Estate Agent with Summit Real Estate Group BRE# 01215778

There was a fear just before the invention of the computer that man had reached their peak and the future would be ridden with being stagnant.  It seemed like Color TV was the ultimate invention.  The space age gave us hope though.

Artificial Intelligence has changed everything.  Those of us closer to the end of our lives than the beginning really wonder what we will be missing in the future.  I personally don't think we would recognize mankind twenty years after I'm gone.

I am fortunate, having been born in 1950, to embrace the digital era.  I love and fear the changes that AI bring with it.   I drive a Tesla Model Y Long Range and now get a glimpse of the future.  Artificial Intelligence, when applied in a positive manner, can enrich our lives, make us safer and open our minds to dreams beyond our imagination.  Unfortunately, there is a chance that AI could bring devestation as well.  Evil people could create monsters capable of causing death and destruction beyond our imagination.

I personally look to use AI in the same manner as using Google.  It is a great research tool but not the end all be all of my creativity.  It is a outline in which I'll personalize the information.  I would never take my personal touch out of any relationship with another human being. 

Respectfully, Tony Lewis

FYI - I used Spellcheck, is that a form of Artificial Intelligence?

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Tony - I hope your 2024 is off to a good start.  As far as reaching peaks at any point in life, there is much to take into consideration.  Life is like that, isn't it?  We pull at times, then we push.  Forward, sometimes a few (or more) steps in reverse plus some sideways moves too.  The possibilities are abundant.  

Jan 10, 2024 01:39 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Evening from Massachusetts Tony Lewis. I'm sure there is so much technology that we don't know about that would cause our eyeballs to spin. AI is an example. We Homo sapiens sapiens have just been introduced to AI. My hope is we all make it our responsibility that it does not get misused.  

Jan 10, 2024 03:24 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

I'm with you, Tony. I'm a year older than you and I embrace technology. However, in the wrong hands, I fear where this will lead. For example, AI-driven cars can be hacked. Anything can be hacked!!!  

Jan 10, 2024 06:01 PM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Tony, your perspective on AI is thought-provoking and relevant, especially in today’s fast-evolving digital world. Recognizing both the potential and pitfalls of AI is key. Your approach to using AI as a research tool while maintaining personal creativity and connection is commendable. Continue to blend technology with human touch! #AIInsights #DigitalEra 🌐🧠

Jan 10, 2024 08:39 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Tony Lewis  loved your post and on a side note nice to see you back it has been a while, Endre

Jan 10, 2024 10:04 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I also think there are both benefits and risks associated with AI. Thanks for your entry in this month's challenge!

Jan 11, 2024 06:31 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 Tony,
Like you, I enjoy bracing technology for how it made my work life more interesting and efficient. And also, like you, I would never take my own personality out of my writing. What fun would that be? 

Thanks for participating in our January Challenge.

Jan 11, 2024 08:48 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Jan 13, 2024 07:04 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Tony. I believe it was Steve Covey who once said "the difference between man and other animals is that man has the power to choose." As one born in 1950 life has taught me to choose wisely. Same with AI, choose the positive and jettison the negative. Enjoy your day.

Jan 14, 2024 05:46 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I’m gonna steer this to the food supplements ( also called vitamins) we should be taking . The synthetic ( petroleum based ) put out by Big Pharma and Profit Mongers can not replace the Natural .

Jan 14, 2024 07:49 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Tony,

I'm so glad Kathy Streib featured your post in her Sunday series. Feel much the way you do and glad to see you back posting again.

Jan 14, 2024 09:15 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

AI in and of itself is far  from the tip of the iceberg as it offers so many positive possibilities down the road. It is just a tool and should only be used when needed and not as a crutch.

Jan 14, 2024 12:58 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I agree completely with your statement below - maybe that is because I am only 2 years younger than you

 It is a great research tool but not the end all be all of my creativity.  It is a outline in which I'll personalize the information.

Jan 15, 2024 07:48 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Tony Lewis

I love how technology can improve my work and still keep my own writing personality.

Jan 15, 2024 03:39 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I also agree with your point of view on the AI thing. So glad Carol Williams and Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 came up with this interesting challenge 

There are so many things to consider and it is new to many of us so good thing we can make some discoveries together! 

Loved your question on spell check too!! 

Jan 18, 2024 12:11 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

It’s important to stay current and relevant but I’m proceeding with caution.  I also think  it’s very exciting too. 

Jan 20, 2024 02:32 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Like you, I agree that AI should be used for the good of humankind, rather than to our detriment, Tony. This is a wonderful post for this month's challenge!

Jan 20, 2024 06:05 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Maybe, if I was naturally intelligent, I would dig into AI and figure how to best use it.

Jan 21, 2024 05:32 PM