Artificial Intelligence for Real Estate Agents – ‘What’s it AI about?!’

Golden Nuggets Podcast: uncovering TOP 10 real estate ‘AI Tools’ Countdown 🛠️ | Feat. Ayman Alashkar, CEO and Founder of overwrite.ai

Take a deep dive into latest trends, benefits, and considerations of integrating AI into your real estate practice.

Courtesy of Propologi‘s latest podcast, hear how proptech can solve those niggling pain-points for estate agents, what AI CAN’T do, and how it can level up your real estate game.

Industry expert, ‘Golden Nuggets’ Host and Propologi Founder, Silvia Eldawi brings you the low down on AI for property agents in her latest podcast with overwrite.ai’s Founder and CEO Ayman Alashkar.

Listen in as Silvia quizzes Ayman on “Artificial Intelligence for Real Estate Agents” posing the question: “What’s it AI about?”…

The episode reveals the latest trends, benefits, and considerations of integrating AI into your real estate practice.

Hear Silvia and Ayman uncover golden nuggets on:

  • The top 10 AI tools you can use today
  • How far should you use and trust ChatGPT?
  • Focusing on higher value tasks
  • The downsides and pitfalls of AI
  • Latest AI trends, benefits, and considerations

Propologi is a UAE real estate startup that helps agents to “Discover the success sequence to becoming a Property Professional” Through it’s educational platforms, podcasts and other dedicated marketing channels, it offers programs for ambitious and aspiring property professionals.


“Whether you’re a seasoned agent or new to the field, understanding AI’s role in real estate can give you a competitive edge. Our countdown and discussion will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to transform your strategy and capitalize on AI’s potential.” 

Propologi Founder, Silvia Eldawi

Ayman Alashkar, talks AI solutions for today’s estate agents

About overwrite.ai

overwrite.ai is a pioneering, purpose-built real estate AI, creating engagement-oriented content for the real estate industry. overwrite.ai creates the marketing content that powers the real estate industries of the UAE, KSA, Egypt and Lebanon.


Have you got “Generative AI-nxiety”?

Many CEOs and business owners are feeling pressure to incorporate generative AI into their plans. If the pressure doesn’t come from an industry rival, it often comes from your own board.

Ready or not, be prepared to adopt it carefully, intentionally, and soon! 

BIG DEMAND, BIG BENEFITS

Most companies have already implemented generative AI or are working to do so soon. Tellingly, even organizations in the early stages of maturity are seeing benefits. In fact, 89% of companies currently using generative AI reported seeing either substantial or modest upsides from the technology. 

The three most frequently reported benefits? 

  • Increased market competitiveness (52%)
  • Improved security (49%)
  • Enhanced performance or functionality of their products (45%)

Here are three steps as you put together your generative AI strategy. 

1. Clarify Leadership

What separates companies actively using generative AI from those that can’t seem to get things off the ground? In a word: leadership. Remarkably, 98% of surveyed companies using generative AI today report having a single organizational leader that drove the adoption. 

And while you may tap your CTO or Head of Analytics to oversee the adoption, never underestimate your own importance in making it stick. According to the data leaders in our survey, the most common role responsible for driving generative AI strategy is the CEO. You and the leader you appoint will both play a big part in rollout strategy as well as things like allaying fears and concerns of employees and board members. 

My advice to my fellow CEOs is simple: Empower one leader to take the reins with your generative AI efforts. Give them clear direction, guidance, and support in achieving that goal, and help them build a team with the skills they need to make it a success.   

2. Start Slow 

All the pressure being heaped on CEOs to adopt generative AI may be somewhat warranted, but it can have the unfortunate outcome of causing you to act hastily. Don’t take the bait. Instead, take this process at the right pace and allow yourself to experiment before diving into the deep end. You’ll be glad you did.  

While 36% of surveyed data leaders say their organization is currently using generative AI, just 13% of those leaders rate their maturity as “optimizing” or “innovating.” The remainder rank their generative AI maturity as still in the stages of exploring, experimenting, or formalizing. In other words, there’s still time to catch up. 

If you and your team are feeling like you’re behind the curve, don’t fret but do make sure you are laying the groundwork now. Before you jump in, identify what use cases would make the biggest impact and the most sense in your organization. Some of the most popular use cases named by our respondents include: 

  • Content generation 
  • Analytic insights summary and generation
  • Code development
  • Process documentation 

3. Manage Risk

Are there clear risks to using generative AI? Of course. There are particular concerns around things like data quality and security. But there are enormous upsides, too, and there are tried and true ways to mitigate those risks. 

Some 77% of the board members we surveyed said their organization has policies or guidelines in place to address ethical concerns around generative AI. Likewise, 75% say their organization is currently addressing regulatory or compliance considerations around generative AI. 

Providing organizational guidance is key to mitigating risk. A solid majority of the board members we surveyed said they are already doing this around topics like privacy and security, fairness and bias, trust and transparency, social impact, and accountability. Many organizations are now conducting regular AI audits and establishing clear lines of responsibility for generative AI management in order to ensure proper governance and ethical use. And for organizations that don’t yet have those skills in house, working with trusted vendors can add another layer of security and risk reduction. 

Given the moment we’re in, CEOs are forgiven for feeling a little anxious when the topic of generative AI comes up with their board. But the fact is, if you empower the right people, take your time, and take steps to mitigate risk, you can unlock some serious benefits for your company and turn that anxiety into pure exhilaration.


This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of overwrite.ai and its owners.

Mark Anderson writes for Fast Company

This story has been published from an article in Fast Company published on 31st October 2023.


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6 Signs of a Bad Real Estate Broker

Bad Real Estate Agents. Unfortunately they’re out there. There are those that lack training. Those with limited experience. Poor local community knowledge. Zero negotiation skills. Pushy sales techniques.

Not every agent is a bad apple. Many are ethical, informed and professional. Genuinely intent on finding the best possible outcome for their clients.

So, what makes a Bad Agent?

We’ve identified some of the common, underhand tactics of bad real estate agents, that you don’t want to be known for:

1. Pumping the Guide Price

An estate agent may initially post a property at a price lower than value, in order to attract offers. Then pump the price up once they have qualified buyers in hand. This practice can backfire on the agent. Rendering their reputation in tatters.

2. Betraying Trust

Home buying is an expensive and emotive affair.It’s therefore inevitable that buyers and sellers will open their hearts to their trusted agents. Estate agents are famously chatty.

Some, will abuse their client’s confidence. Taking information they glean, and using it to their benefit. Much like Karma, that betrayal of trust will come back to haunt them.

Betrayal of trust won’t sit well with a home buyer

3. Creating a Riot

There are people in life who thrive on drama. Granted, it is the estate agent’s job to get the highest price possible for a property. But encouraging a bidding war and gazumping buyers, ultimately hurts all parties involved.

A milder alternative is to invite sealed bids. That prompts buyers to pitch in with their highest possible offer. And the highest offer wins. All’s fair in love and…

4. The Non-Existent Offer

Even more serious than playing buyers off against each other, is the practice of making up non-existent offers to try and persuade bidders to raise their price.

It’s unprofessional, unethical and particularly damaging both financially and emotionally.

Less ethical agents give the profession a bad name

5. False Reassurance on Home Surveys

Misrepresenting a property’s structural or economic condition to a buyer or a tenant, is unfortunately a practice some agents are known for.

Declare any information you have about a property’s condition. Even if that information isn’t favourable to your deal. You may lose the deal, but you will maintain your integrity and win a long-term relationship with your client.

6. The Not-So-Straight Shooter

Sellers will seek multiple opinions on the value of their home, before appointing an agent. Valuing real estate is a combination of both science and art. The price will vary between estate agents.

Some agents will be price bullish to appeal to the seller’s wallet. Some will be price-bearish, in order to lower, and then exceed expectations. Neither are wrong. But there are those agents who knowingly deceive their clients. Avoid being one of them. Be communicative, transparent and ethical in your marketing strategy.


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“Jail-breaking” prompts leading GPT-4 astray

Microsoft-affiliated research finds flaws in GPT-4 .

Sometimes, following instructions too precisely can land you in hot water — if you’re a large language model, that is.

That’s the conclusion reached by a new, Microsoft-affiliated scientific paper that looked at the “trustworthiness” — and toxicity — of large language models (LLMs), including OpenAI’s GPT-4 and GPT-3.5, GPT-4’s predecessor.

The co-authors write that, possibly because GPT-4 is more likely to follow the instructions of “jailbreaking” prompts that bypass the model’s built-in safety measures, GPT-4 can be more easily prompted than other LLMs to spout toxic, biased text.

In other words, GPT-4’s good “intentions” and improved comprehension can — in the wrong hands — lead it astray.

“We find that although GPT-4 is usually more trustworthy than GPT-3.5 on standard benchmarks, GPT-4 is more vulnerable given jailbreaking system or user prompts, which are maliciously designed to bypass the security measures of LLMs, potentially because GPT-4 follows (misleading) instructions more precisely,” the co-authors wrote in a blog post accompanying the paper.

New research suggests that GPT-4 can be more easily prompted 
than other LLMs to spout toxic, biased text.

Now, why would Microsoft greenlight research that casts an OpenAI product it itself uses (GPT-4 powers Microsoft’s Bing Chat chatbot) in a poor light? 

To find out more and read the full article, click here


This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of overwrite.ai and its owners.

 Kyle Wigger writes for TechCrunch.

This story has been published from an article published on Tech Crunch in October 2023.


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Tower-top Stunts Caught on Camera in the UAE

See the slickest Dubai high-rise stunts!

The UAE has always had that ‘dare to dream big’ philosophy at the core of its development. 

It’s translated into some pretty large buildings — World Record-clinching ones no less, and as something of a side effect, it’s also spawned a rare breed of adventurers with an absolutely massive set of ambitions. 

We’ve rounded up some of the most wild real life and big screen, sweaty-palmed, cloud-bothering, tower-top stunts to have ever been caught on camera in the UAE.

Emirates cabin crew stands on top of the Burj Khalifa
Emirati skater, Zahra Lari, skates on top of ‘The View at the Palm’
Sheikh Hamdan enjoys a coffee on top of Ain Dubai

Click here to see some of the slickest Dubai high-rise stunts as featured in What’s On uae


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3 Questions Every CEO Should Ask Before Implementing Gen AI

You can jump in with both feet, but like any other bleeding edge technology, AI can’t help your company if you don’t know at the outset what the goal is.

There is a well-worn joke about a tourist lost in the countryside who asks a local for directions to the city. The reply comes: ‘Well, if I were you, I wouldn’t start from here.’ It’s the absurdity of the joke that makes it work. Where you are today is where you must start from. There’s wisdom in it too: where you have come from, and the road you’ve taken, can be just as crucial to the success of your onward journey.

3 Questions Every CEO Should Ask Before Implementing Gen AI

A Microsoft study found that organizations already using AI were performing an average of 11.5% better than those that were not. It was published in 2019, which shows that while excitement around Generative AI (Gen AI) may be relatively new, the value AI more generally can add to business is well under way.

Gen AI represents the next wave of technology with the potential to unlock dramatic business efficiencies and outcomes, and to create new digital products, services and experiences. With AI, up until now, what we’ve had the opportunity to do is leverage data sets fundamentally to answer deterministic questions or to provide insight that could predict how something could play out.

The significant difference with Gen AI is using the same data sets you would have used to predict, you can use to create new original content informed by the training data sets. That allows the creation of code, original content, new product design and processes.

In this sense, it is unlike any technology we have ever seen before and the temptation to rush headlong into its implementation, or at least to not get left behind, is understandable.

“According to a MarketsandMarkets report, the global Gen AI market is expected to grow from $111 million in 2019 to $4.5 billion by 2025, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 44.6% during the forecast period.” 

Gen AI represents the next wave of technology with the potential to unlock dramatic business efficiencies and outcomes.

Future success depends on having the correct vision and foundations in place and ensuring that you evolve your organization’s capabilities to continually change at pace with the changes taking place around it.

As businesses stand on the brink of this next technological wave, to harness Gen AI’s power effectively, CEOs must pose three critical questions before embarking on the journey:

Click here to find out these 3 critical questions.

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Google Backs New AI-Powered Property Portal

Ex-Deliveroo Execs Secure $2M funding for UK property search venture 💵

A trio of former Deliveroo executives have secured investment for a new property search engine start-up backed by a Google artificial intelligence fund.

Sky News announced that Jitty has raised $2m from investors led by Gradient Ventures, an AI fund established by the global technology behemoth.

Jitty, which will target homebuyers, uses so-called large-language model (LLM) technologies, as well as computer-vision, to read property floor plans and understand photographs and descriptions of homes.

AI-infused Jitty is equipped with tools for users to create shortlists and share information on each property. 

It also has the capability to read floor plans and understand photos and descriptions of homes, as well as cross-reference details on public housing databases.

The company raised $2m (£1.6m) in pre-seed funding from Google’s Gradient Ventures to develop its technology, and the firm is looking to index the whole property UK market.

Among the angel investors to back Jitty is Doug Monro, former chief operating officer for property website Zoopla.

New AI-powered portal, Jitty, received investment
from Ex Zoopla Exec

“Jitty has huge appeal – it’s a mature market but there’s still room for much better tools with a focus on the buyer. I’ve spent my career building some of the biggest consumer marketplaces like Adzuna, Zoopla, and Gumtree, and Jitty has the opportunity to have a similar major impact.” Monro said.

While other apps like Zoopla in the UK, and Redfin or Zillow in the US, make it easy to search homes by location and further filter homes, Jitty has built natural search capabilities for searching homes.

Additionally, users can easily share the homes they like on Jitty with others, organise their favorite homes in lists, and track the status of each home thus avoiding endless back and forth via email or messaging apps.


This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of overwrite.ai and its owners.

Mark Kleinman writes for Sky News.

This story has been published from an article published on Sky News in August 2023.


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Revealed: The Lies That Agents Tell

Real Estate agents are notoriously creative with their facts. It’s part and parcel of the job.

But sadly, there are those who’ll go further. Bending the truth to breaking point. 

Lying through their teeth to close a deal.

Some properties are so hot, they barely touch the market before they’re snapped up. But it might be wise to steer clear of agents that pretend that demand outstrips supply, on every property they represent.

THE HIT LIST

Here, we reveal some of the bare-faced lies that wicked estate agents are prepared to tell.

Bending the truth or lying through their teeth…

We’ve picked out some classic fat ones.

The price is non-negotiable.

Everything has a price. It’s all a matter of time, and circumstance. A seller that rejected an offer last month, might today accept a lower offer. Never hurts to try.


We’ll have it professionally cleaned and ready for you to move in.”

Be specific. Ask the agent to show you user reviews of the cleaning company they’ll be using.


You won’t hear a peep out of the neighbours. And they’re so friendly.

This one’s tricky. Nobody really knows what neighbours can be like until they live next to them.


It comes with street parking, but there’s never a problem.

Can the agent really back this up? Have they tried to find a spot when everyone’s home from work?


Everything works fine. If you notice anything, just give us a call and we’ll get right out to fix it.

Let’s hope this doesn’t have to be put to the test at 2am when a water boiler bursts.

The Perfect Property?

There’s nothing more satisfying for an agent, than finding that “perfect property” which ticks all their client’s boxes. 

That’s because it’s such a rare thing to accomplish. Most of the time, a property will miss the mark in some way.  

Ethical Agents will come clean. Won’t claim that it’s a perfect match, if it isn’t. Sticking to the truth, no matter how ugly it is. Wicked Agents will try to convince their prospect, that mutton is in fact lamb.

All Comes Out in the Wash

Agents that spin a yarn might get that signature on the dotted line faster. 

But the truth ultimately comes out and their reputation will carry the legacy of any shenanigans.

Remember, reputation is everything. Do your homework. Ask about the agent and agency that you’re thinking of appointing, to avoid any nasty surprises.


overwrite.ai is a pioneering Themed Generative AI, creating engagement-oriented content for the real estate industry. 

We create the marketing content that powers the real estate industries of the UAE, KSA, Egypt and Lebanon.


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How to survive summer in Dubai Real Estate

The summer real estate market. Long. Quiet. Boring. Often bearing little or no fruit, by way of sales.

For many real estate agents, it can be a hard slog.

And with many residents overseas for annual vacations, brokers could be forgiven for expecting another slow burn this summer.

But as we head further towards the end of the hottest season of 2023, things aren’t cooling down. 

On the contrary. There’s been an influx of buyers and sellers across many real estate markets worldwide.

So how can agents remain as competitive as possible, and stay busy, whilst the heat rises?

This week we present four tips to take advantage of during the summer, and prepare you for the win:

1. Old is Gold

Never neglect old clients.

Agents shouldn’t let any influx of new prospects distract them from tending to old clients. It’s always important to contact them. Share valuable information. Remind them why they loved working with you in the first place.

Treating these past clients right is the key to drawing new business. Referrals and word-of-mouth are the secret to success for many top agents. Pick up the phone to previous clients and say hello. If they’re taking some summer down-time, they might be in just the right mood for a chat.

2. Become Early Adopters

Technology can truly help set you apart. And give you a massive competitive advantage over the “slower learners”.

Using overwrite.ai’s generative AI can instantly create your property descriptions. Or adding a 3D home tour can level up the online viewing experience. And for rapid, secure legal transactions, digital e-signing services are the perfect time saver. All examples of efficiency-driven technology that significantly increases the efficiency of your business.

So when it’s quiet in the office, trial some new platforms. Test out a new efficiency tool. Look at ways to save time by using intuitive and user-friendly tech. You’ll soon find that adopting an open mind will only help your business evolve.

3. Buddy-up With a Builder

Home renovations have soared since covid. The building trade boomed as people started to prioritise time spent at home. Added to this, a shift towards remote working meant extra space was needed to accommodate the “home office”. And summer is often when a lot of home refurbs take place.

Having a close connection to a contractor will therefore keep an agent up to date with new inventory. And in case of stock drying up, having an inside guy can get you an intro before anything comes to market. Use this time to make contacts while renovation work is underway.

4. Know Your Worth

While many clients are taking the reins early on, agents still play an essential role. Buying a home is a huge financial undertaking that still unnerves many. Plus, it’s impossible to think that technology can ever replace a genuine, invested, human agent.

A simple phone call. An open house. A calling card. All work wonders when delivered in the right way, at the right time. And the summer months allow you to plan all this – to perfection.

Prepare for All Weather

So as the summer season gets into full swing, let these words of wisdom stick with you:

In real estate, you don’t have to build it for them to come — you just have to make it happen for those that do. And there will always be those that do. Whatever the weather.


overwrite.ai is a pioneering Themed Generative AI, creating engagement-oriented content for the real estate industry. 

We create the marketing content that powers the real estate industries of the UAE, KSA, Egypt and Lebanon.


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Navigating the AI Landscape

As the digital landscape continues to evolve, AI-powered large language models (LLMs) are becoming increasingly sophisticated and versatile.

So, what are LLMs and what can they do?

Large language models (LLMs) are a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that are trained on massive datasets of text and code.

LLMs can be used to perform a wide range of tasks.

These include:

• Generating text: LLMs can generate text in a variety of formats, including poems, code, scripts, musical pieces, email, letters, etc.

• Translating languages: LLMs can translate between languages with high accuracy.

• Answering questions: LLMs can answer questions in a comprehensive and informative way, even if they are open-ended, challenging, or strange.

• Summarizing text: LLMs can summarize text into a concise and informative format.

• Writing different kinds of creative content: LLMs can write different kinds of creative content, like poems, stories, and scripts.

Generative AI Use Cases (Image credit: Amazon Bedrock)

The AI Titans

Click here to access the full article – and a “Comparative Look at Meta’s LLaMa 2, OpenAI’s GPT-4, Google Bard AI, Amazon and AWS, Amazon Bedrock, and Amazon’s CodeWhisperer.”


This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of overwrite.ai and its owners.

This story has been published from an article in AI & ChatGPT Use Cases by Austin Wright published on July, 2023.


About overwrite.ai

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Housewarming gifts that’ll guarantee estate agents repeat business

There’s a whole lot of house moving going on right now, as many property market sales transactions reach levels unseen in decades.

With this brings stiff competition amongst brokers, causing some agents to go above and beyond – even after the deal is done. 

So how can agents think outside the box when it comes to building long term client relationships, and leaving that all important lasting impression?

We’ve all heard about that agent who remembers their client’s birthdays, sending cards, flowers or baskets of chocolates. It’s not rocket science, but it’s the little things that can really count. 

Sometimes it’s the most unexpected (but quite obvious) ones that get remembered most.

We’ve shortlisted some of the best housewarming gifts real estate agents can give their buyers, guaranteed to get them repeat business. 

Give Love, Get Love

1. A local takeaway

After spending the day shifting all their worldly possessions off a truck, your clients are going to be hungry. It’s unlikely they’ll have done a grocery shop. Solve this problem by sending them dinner. Trust us, no ones ever turned down an UberEats driver with free burgers. Cinnabons are also a guaranteed winner.

2. A caffeine hit

It’s the first morning in a new house. No major hiccups. If only we knew where we’d packed the Nespresso machine! Doing a Starbucks run (or, again, sending a delivery driver to do it for you) will have your tired clients crying happy, caffeinated tears.

3. Cleaning products (or better still, a one-off cleaning service)

You’ll be surprised at the level of gratitude shown when dropping by with a box of cleaning essentials. If they don’t end up using them right now, you know they’ll get used in the future. Or better still, send them a cleaning service. Walking into a sparkling clean home when you’re still trying to get everything in your life back to normal brings such a sense of relief. It might not even be as expensive as you think.

4. Bathroom essentials

If there’s one thing that lockdown taught us, it was that toilet paper shortage is a thing. Bring a family size multi-pack of the quilted variety, and even some premium-scented hand soap. It won’t be awkward. And it will certainly be appreciated.

5. A quirky doormat

First impressions count – but so do lasting ones. And nothing says “Marhaba” quite like a brand new doormat. Chances are they left their old dusty one at the previous property. But no matter what their taste is, you’ll be able to find something that applies. For the designer shoe lovers out there, this one’s for you!

6. A house plant

House plants offer a wholesome, welcoming vibe to any room. Bring over a few small potted plants to add a bit of natural warmth to your buyer’s new home. If you’re not sure whether your client is a plant person then bring a succulent or two; they’re notoriously easy to keep.

7. A pool float

Pool owners love getting goodies for swim time. Maybe their new pad comes with a pool. Ride-on crocodiles, inflatable unicorns or giant doughnuts — whatever floats their boat. They’re almost guaranteed to secure you an invitation to their next pool party where networking and relationship building is certain to happen.

8. A mystery hamper

There’s a subscription box for just about anything your client is into. Fine beverages, scented candles, organic chocolates; these will go down a treat if they’re luxury lovers. Let them know you’re thinking of them with a gift box every so often.

Lasting Impressions Count

So next time you find your clients the perfect home, keep a note of their move in date, and bookmark this article. It will serve as the perfect reminder of how important you are to them, long after one of the most stressful days in their house-moving journey.


overwrite.ai is a pioneering Themed Generative AI, creating engagement-oriented content for the real estate industry. 

We create the marketing content that powers the real estate industries of the UAE, KSA, Egypt and Lebanon.


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Gen AI gives Gen Z’s a level footing at work

Gen Z has had a hard landing into the workforce. 

Starting jobs amid the global pandemic, many of these new workers have missed out on gaining essential hard- and soft skills usually gleaned by working alongside older colleagues.

However, as the first truly digital generation, their innate fluency with technology could help them make up some of that ground – especially as AI becomes a hugely important part of the modern workplace.

“With AI, people tend to fall into a dystopian or utopian outlook, and younger people normally fall into the latter,” she says. “While there isn’t huge amounts of quality research into this yet, anecdotally, young people are more accepting and willing to adapt AI into their daily lives and at work.” – Emma Parry, HR professor at Cranfield School of Management, UK

Stephanie Forrest, the founder of TFD, a London-based strategic communications consultancy in the tech space, has seen first-hand how Gen Z employees use AI technology with ease, and are quickly becoming essential in the workplace. “They don’t question [the technology] – they simply see it as a way to optimise what they are already doing.” 

At TFD, she says, Gen Z were the first employees to experiment with generative AI tools such as Open AI’s ChatGPT for tasks including admin, research and email composition.

“Since AI is so new for everyone, it puts Gen Z employees on a level footing with other members of a team, providing them with a way to meaningfully contribute. AI enables forward-looking companies to learn from younger employees, in terms of how they use technology to be more efficient,” says Forrest.

Gen Z: the first employees to experiment with
generative AI tools

“Gen Z employees can leverage their AI knowledge to innovate and streamline processes and help bridge the gap between technical and non-technical roles,” – Professor Weiguo (Patrick) Fan at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business, US

This can help them stand out. For instance, at VEM Medical, a US-based medical tool company, “Young employees’ ability to use AI technology to automate tedious jobs and optimize workflows has grown our productivity dramatically,” says Derrick Hathaway, sales director.

Additionally, says Fan, “Gen Z’s familiarity with AI helps these younger employees adapt to these changes and understand the implications of AI on their roles, making them flexible and dynamic employees.” Fan adds how these skills are especially valuable in industries including technology, finance, healthcare, marketing and manufacturing, where companies are rapidly integrating AI and machine learning.

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This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of overwrite.ai and its owners.

Elizabeth Bennett writes for the BBC.

This story has been published from an article in BBC WORKLIFE published on July, 2023


About overwrite.ai

overwrite.ai is a pioneering Generative AI, creating engagement-oriented content for the real estate industry.  We create the marketing content that powers the real estate industries of the UAE, KSA, Egypt and Lebanon.

New York: Sinking under the skyscrapers

New York City is sinking under the massive weight of its skyscrapers.

New research has revealed that the combination of massive skyscrapers and a rising sea level could make the city more prone to natural disasters.

However, researchers said developers are not taking the risk of rising waters seriously enough, and this could spell trouble for the over 8 million residents of the city in the future.

A team at the University of Rhode Island took on the daunting task of estimating the total weight of the more than 1 million buildings that make up New York City. They found that almost 1 trillion kg of concrete, steel and glass are pushing down the ground, causing it to slowly sink lower towards sea level.

HOW FAST IS NYC SINKING?

The famed eight-block-long Wall Street in the financial heart of New York is just 1 to 2m above sea level.
Midtown Manhattan is built on rock, which compresses very little. However, Brooklyn and Queens have looser soil, which causes the sinking to happen faster.

Fears for a slowly sinking city

Parts of Lower Manhattan were artificially expanded by land reclamation near the coastline, making the ground more vulnerable to gravitational forces from the weight of the buildings because it is not as compact as natural landscape.

As a result, some of the land there is sinking twice as fast, at a rate of up to 4mm per year.

POLICIES NEED TO CHANGE

Researchers said that while it is not yet an emergency, they want to provide the science to help with future planning.

“This is where the policy comes into play. This is where we have the responsibility to integrate this data, this science, with other science and climate science, and talk about the impacts.”  

– Mr Andrew Kruczkiewicz, a senior researcher at Columbia University’s Climate School

However, construction is showing no signs of stopping.

The same waterfront areas that bore the brunt of the devastation from Hurricane Sandy and the more recent flash floods have seen some of the highest rates of new housing developments.

New York Floods after Hurricane Sandy

The city, which has some of the most expensive land in the United States, stands to lose a lot as rising seas continue to erode the shore, said observers.

A CITY WITH A LOT AT STAKE

“In the New York area, as we project to 2050, the amount approaches US$1 billion.This is not the retail value of land but the tax-assessed value. This value supports property taxes and all of the municipal services dependent on those.” – Peter Girard, vice president of communicationsresearch organisation, Climate Central

The city ranks third in the world in terms of the value of real estate assets exposed to coastal flooding, after Guangzhou and Miami.

This could mean big losses for owners and investors if natural disasters hit.

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Most overused real estate one-liner, ever

“Arguably the best deal on the market…”.

Said Every Real Estate Agent, Everywhere.

This statement could almost certainly claim the title of most overused real estate one-liner ever!

Describing a new listing as ‘Arguably the best deal on the market’: Real Estate agents just can’t get enough of it.

We’re not saying it’s completely off-limits. But when you really want your property listing to work for you, you’ve got to stand out from the crowd.

You need to Boss-Level your listing content.

“Definition of Luxury”

“One of a kind”

“Arguably the best”

They’re all so… Meh!  While fly-through videos and professional imagery is attractive, remember one fact. You can’t publish a listing with videos and images alone.

Harness the power of words

Words have power. Their meaning crystallizes perceptions that shape our beliefs, drive our behaviour, and ultimately, create our world. Their power arises from our emotional responses when we read, speak, or hear them.

Harness that power.

Grab your audience’s attention and don’t let go. Make them want you to tell them more about your property.

But what if you can never seem to find the right words to describe your dream listing. What they call ‘writer’s block’. What if English isn’t your strong point?

A killer script will prompt them to make an offer

That’s why agents all over the world are using generative AI to do this job for them. And overwrite.ai is powered by a database of over 70,000 entries. Trending words, phrases, and descriptive prose. The cream of the crop of real estate lexicon. All so that you can publish engaging and search optimised listing descriptions that will set you apart from the rest.

Generative AI pioneer, Ayman Alashkar, Founder and
CEO of overwrite.ai

“Rather than go with a generic ai tool that can often make things up, termed ‘AI Hallucination’, professionals are increasingly opting for specialised AI tools that are powered with local data. overwrite’s “language” has been built entirely on real estate themed content, setting it apart from the likes of chatGPT.” Ayman Alashkar, Founder and CEO, overwrite.ai

About overwrite.ai

overwrite.ai is a pioneering Generative AI, creating engagement-oriented content for the real estate industry. 

We create the marketing content that powers the real estate industries of the UAE, KSA, Egypt and Lebanon.


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How ready is the GCC for the ‘AI money’?

Is the GCC ready to make the “AI money”?

Yunqi Li | Wired.Me

A McKinsey survey finds that there’s still a lot needed for the GCC to fully unlock AI’s potential.

If you have followed the recent news of NVIDIA, the world’s largest chipmaker, witnessing skyrocketing stock share due to the AI hype, you might have a good idea of how much money is lying in AI and the industries supporting it.

The craze is sweeping all across the globe, and the Middle East’s Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is no exception.

AI adoption highest in Retail / consumer-packaged goods sector. Source: Wired.me

AI’s Potential to Deliver

A survey conducted by McKinsey in partnership with GCC Board Directors Institute estimates that AI has the potential to deliver as much as $150 billion in the region, which is equivalent to 9 percent or more of GCC countries’ combined GDP.

The survey shows that 62 percent of the respondents from five main sectors across all six GCC counties are using AI in at least one business function. However, it is merely scratching the surface of AI’s potential.

Leveraging AI models from A-Z 

AI adoption is currently low in several areas despite the significant potential.

For instance, companies in the energy and materials sector haven’t fully leveraged machine learning models to optimize their processes from start to finish.

Retail companies in the GCC have made more progress, with 75 percent reporting the use of AI. But even in the most widely applied area, marketing and sales, only one-third of respondents reported using AI.

Obstacles to AI adoption

According to McKinsey, companies that generate at least an additional 20 percent of their earnings from AI compared to others are considered high-performing. 

But the truth is, there are several obstacles that companies face in adopting AI. These obstacles include the lack of data and technology infrastructure, regulatory challenges, and the perception of AI as an expensive investment. 

In the GCC region, only 30 percent of companies have a well-defined AI strategy or the necessary talent to implement it. And only 35 percent have the required infrastructure and architecture to support AI, and 25 percent have an effective change management program in place.

So how can companies and regulators accelerate the adoption of AI and fully profit from AI? 

McKinsey suggests that the key areas where companies need to focus include strategy, talent development, data infrastructure, and scaling AI adoption.

Tackling key challenges to accelerate AI adoption. 
Source: Wired.me

With the significant amount of attention, money, and potential in AI, it is crucial for regulators, companies, and other entities to speed up the adoption of AI in an efficient and effective manner.


About overwrite.ai

overwrite.ai is a pioneering Themed Generative AI, creating engagement-oriented content for the real estate industry. 

We create the marketing content that powers the real estate industries of the UAE, KSA, Egypt and Lebanon.


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