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How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform CRE

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Artificial intelligence has already redefined a number of industries, but the commercial real estate sector has yet to fully embrace the technology's potential. Despite these demonstrable benefits, the commercial real estate sector has been slow to develop and adopt AI-based technologies capable of improving the way businesses buy, sell, rent, and lease properties and buildings. This can be attributed, at least in part, to apprehension among CRE professionals regarding automation-driven job loss and the impersonalization AI represents -- concerns that are more or less unfounded. AI presents a distinct competitive advantage for those CRE professionals willing to embrace its potential to augment their abilities.


The Startup Behind NYC's Plan to Replace Phone Booths with 7,500 Connected Kiosks

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Both cities are replacing outdated phone booths with Wi-Fi kiosks that have embedded computing tablets, USB charging ports, keypads for making phone calls, and large screens that display relevant information to passersby. New York, which started installing its "LinkNYC" kiosks in 2016, currently has more than 900 activated across all five boroughs and plans to increase that number to 7,500. Eventually, information from Intersection's future sensors could be combined to create real-time data maps that might be useful for emerging technologies such as self-driving cars. Next, Intersection is looking to deploy its digital screens in airports, apartment buildings, and office complexes.


Demystifying the future of artificial intelligence

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6 useful tools to help you build real estate chatbots - RealtyBizNews: Real Estate News

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Not all of the chatbots will be useful to real estate pros, but the personal scheduling bot could easily save time for busy agents. The company also offers a simple customer service bot that can deal with inquiries on real estate products. The AI automatically pops up and asks site visitors questions and handles basic customer services. Facebook's Messenger platform provides real estate pros with the opportunity to design and integrate a chatbot for their Facebook page.


Artificial intelligence could help customers reach home ownership goal

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The experiment was divided into two parts, the first in which respondents answered questions about financial scenarios. The second section saw respondents presented with their'future self' – an image manipulated to age the respondent by 10-20 years – and then answer more questions about financial scenarios. "After interacting with visualisations of themselves later in life, 72 per cent of participants shifted their mindset towards wanting to save, versus spend money," Dr Harris said. But once they engaged with their future self, it took a significantly lower amount to tempt participants into wanting to save money.


Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Real Estate

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Artificial Intelligence has come a long way since Jude Law's 2001 science fiction film of the same name and has transformed from science fiction to today's reality. There are now real business implications from the artificial intelligence technology. But how may this impact real estate and property professionals? These are just a selection of ideas relating to the possible applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in real estate.


4 ways Artificial Intelligence is impacting the real estate industry - RealtyBizNews: Real Estate News

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The end goal of real estate agents never changes – they want to buy and sell homes for their clients, in the fastest time possible, for the best possible price. For example, there are listing platforms that can automatically match buyers to new listings within minutes of their being posted online. AI powered sales platforms are able to think and learn just like real-life agents, and that means they can also work out how to get the most money from each sale. Projected to massively improve agent productivity, platforms with artificial intelligence make an agent's life easier and their workflow more efficient --just push the button and watch the magic.


Jack Ma warns about dangers of artificial intelligence

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"Artificial intelligence may take a lot of jobs away. If we don't give simple and easy technology products for small businesses, most of them can't survive in 10 years. If small businesses can't survive, we can't survive," said Ma, speaking in Detroit at the Gateway 17 conference for entrepreneurs. According to Goldman Sachs, professions like truckers, secretaries, cashiers, bank tellers, waiters and real estate agents could be replaced by artificial intelligence in the near-term.


Stacking models for improved predictions: A case study for housing prices

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I will use three different regression methods to create predictions (XGBoost, Neural Networks, and Support Vector Regression) and stack them up to produce a final prediction. I trained three level 1 models: XGBoost, neural network, support vector regression. Graphically, once can see that the circled data point is a prediction which is worse in XGBoost (which is the best model when trained on all the training data), but neural network and support vector regression does better for that specific point. For example, below are the RMSE values on the holdout data (rmse1: XGBoost, rmse2: Neural Network, rmse3: Support Vector Regression), for 20 different random 10-folds created.


What is machine learning debt?

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For a practical guide to integrate and test machine learning algorithms, check out Matthew Kirk's Thoughtful Machine Learning with Python. In 2007 when the housing market crashed, a lot of the stock market's correlations changed substantially. For instance, a machine learning project that has issues with data and math debt will compound in complexity, and together, both types of debt will make it a difficult project to maintain. For a practical guide to integrate and test machine learning algorithms, check out Matthew Kirk's Thoughtful Machine Learning with Python.