Applying Artifi cial Intelligence to property search

first_imgHome » News » Proptech » Applying Artifi cial Intelligence to property search Applying Artifi cial Intelligence to property search28th February 20180714 Views Property search is changing. Today, movers usually go to Rightmove, Zoopla or OnTheMarket. They put a postcode, budget and the number of bedrooms. It’ll return dozen of properties. The problem is, this search says very little about their real preferences. Are they looking for natural light? Do they prefer wooden floors, or are they more of a carpet kind of person? Tall ceilings or rather a cosy, intimate feel?The current search functions offered are effectively blind. They deal with price, location, number of bedrooms. That’s it.Now, a new model, cortexai, developed by Daniel Roy, uses Artificial Intelligence and more specifically Computer Vision to create property search results and alerts that are actually relevant to the mover.When you go to google, search for something and press images, this is Computer Vision. It consists in understanding an image in its context. A branch of Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision has been making incredible progress during the past five years as a by-product of the $80 billion dollars invested in self-driving cars.Cortexai models are trained to recognise what matters in a property. From period features to a 1970s kitchen, from apparent beams for the warehouse feel, to original floorboards for a Georgian conversion, Cortexai sees the world with the eyes of a property expert.Cortexai technology can be installed by estate agents on their existing platforms (web, app) for as low as £99 per month and branch. Cortexai is a start-up in London building Artificial Intelligence tools making property search faster, easier and fairer. Find out more at cortexai.ioAI AI property search artificial intelligence Cortexai 2018-02-28The Negotiator Related articles Midlands estate agency joins proptech rush with portal leads management launch30th April 2021 Another step towards digital property transactions20th April 2021 New app for Dorset tenants14th April 2021What’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

Engineering Adjunct – for CHINA Program! Engineering with Civil or Mechanical Emphasis (Teaching)

first_imgQualifications Position TitleEngineering Adjunct – for CHINA Program! Engineering with Civilor Mechanical Emphasis (Teaching) Position Summary The Gordon and Jill Bourns College of Engineering at CaliforniaBaptist University invites applications for adjunct facultyappointments in Civil Engineering and/or Mechanical Engineering whocan teach specific Engineering courses in English in Zhengzhou,China. An application for a position may be submittedelectronically through the university’s website. Review ofapplications will begin immediately and continue as additionalcourses have to be taught each semester and summer. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Qualified applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree(master’s preferred) in Civil Engineering and/or MechanicalEngineering, or a closely related engineering discipline. Thesuccessful candidate will be expected to support the mission ofCalifornia Baptist University. * Are you a Christian?YesNo State and Federal law permit California Baptist University todiscriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill itspurpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to eitherState or Federal law. Nondiscrimination Statementcenter_img Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsChristian Experience EssayResumeOptional DocumentsCover LetterCurriculum VitaeLetter of Reference 1 Quick Link to Posting Teaching Responsibilities The teaching responsibility will be for the development andteaching of lecture and laboratory portions of one or more coursesin the curriculum of a collaborative Civil Engineering and/orMechanical Engineering programs between CBU and ZhengzhouAeronautical University in Zhengzhou China. The adjunct professorwill also be responsible to grade assignments and hold officehours. language of Instruction is English. R/T travel to China plussalary plus room and board will be provided.The course(s) will be taught at Zhengzhou University of Aeronauticsin Zhengzhou, China. Flexibility on start date and condensedcourses are possible. * Do you attend church regularly?YesNo If no, please explain (required):(Open Ended Question)* Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with thefundamental doctrines and practices of the California SouthernBaptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message datedJune 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)No (I am in conflict or not familiar) Posting Detailslast_img read more

Proposed Water Rates Increase

first_imgProposed Water Rates Increases From 2019 to 2021In March 2018, Evansville’s Waterworks Department filed a request for rate increases and bond authorizations with the Indiana Regulatory Commission (IURC).Evansville is requesting a three-phase increase from 2019, 2020 and 2021. The date of the future increase an amount of the first increase is dependent on the IURC decision, which should be made in late 2018.Most residential customers use between 4 and 5 thousand gallons of water per month. Assuming a customer used 5,000 gallons, the proposed rate increases for every 1,000 gallons of water purchased are:Phase I is about $1.10 or an 18.9% increasePhase II is about $1.07 or a 15.5% increasePhase III is about $.63 or an 8.0% increaseThe rate increases are needed to pay for approximately $157 million in upgrades to the city’s old and deteriorating water mains. The utility services over 1,000 miles of water mains, of which 600 miles are cast iron pipe dating back to the early to mid-1900’s. The Utility plans on replacing 15 miles of failing water mains per year over the three-year period. The bond funds will also be used to make needed repairs and upgrades to the Water Filtration Plant and booster stations. The original portion of the City’s Water Filtration Plant was built between 1895 and 1900.Overall:Eighty-eight (88%) percent of the rate increases will fund bond debt payments and payments in lieu of taxes related to those improvements.8% of the overall increases are related to operating expenses over the three-year period.A 2017 IURC study of 97 Indiana water utilities revealed that the average water bill for those utilities was $33.22 for 2017, compared to Evansville’s 2018 water bill of $28.87, for customers using 5,000 gallons per month. EWSU’s 2018 water bill is much lower than Indiana’s statewide average.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

TASTY TIDBITS Jersey City’s Clarke set to make boxing debut on…

first_imgIt might have been over a year in the making, but Jersey City school teacher Nimoy Zilla-Clarke is set to make his debut as a professional boxer Friday night, June 16.The 36-year-old Clarke, who started boxing for real at age 29 and moved his way up the Golden Glove amateur ranks, will face Leon Johnson of Paterson in one of the fights on the card called “Throwdown in Chilltown,” Friday night at the Jersey City Armory, with the first fight of the night slated to start at 7 p.m. READY FOR DEBUT – Jersey City teacher and resident Nicoy Zilla-Clarke is ready to make his professional boxing debut Friday night, June 16, at the Jersey City Armory. The card is set to begin at 7 p.m. ×READY FOR DEBUT – Jersey City teacher and resident Nicoy Zilla-Clarke is ready to make his professional boxing debut Friday night, June 16, at the Jersey City Armory. The card is set to begin at 7 p.m.center_img The Clarke-Johnson bout is part of a card promoted by Frankie DeLaNoval, a Jersey City resident who wants to revitalize pro boxing in the area.Clarke, whose story was first reported in the fall editions of JC Mag, the magazine produced by The Hudson Reporter newspapers, had been waiting for the right moment to make his pro debut.“I’ve waited long enough,” said Clarke, who has been a teacher at New Jersey City University, teaching seventh and eighth graders in a special academy introduction to algebra for the last decade. “I could feel it was coming. Now that it’s here, I can’t be too excited. I have to be disciplined and go in there focused.”Clarke said that he’s dropped 20 pounds recently to get to a fighting weight of 212.“I’ve been real patient,” Clarke said. “It got to the point where I started to think I might train people. But I’ve put in the work and I hope the work has paid off.”It’s an amazing story, a guy making his professional boxing debut at age 36.DeLaNoval called himself a “boxing guy who just wants to bring boxing back to Jersey City.”“I don’t want to be Don King,” DeLaNoval said of the famed boxing promoter with stylish hair. “I saw the dilemma. There weren’t a lot of club boxing shows going on in the area. I wanted to stir it up a little.”DeLaNoval said that he recruited the services of famed boxing promoter Russell Peltz, who had to back away from the project after the untimely death of his son two months ago. So DeLaNoval has moved on with his organization called Garden State Promotions and is putting on the card that will also feature local up-and-coming local boxers like Tyrell Wright of Bayonne and Kevin Asmat of Union City.Robert Terry of Jersey City, who has been training with the Bayonne PAL and famed trainer Bobby Rooney for the past year and recently earned a trip to the U.S. Golden Gloves Nationals final, will make his pro debut on the card as well.“The whole passion behind it is my love of boxing,” said DeLaNoval, a Dickinson graduate who had his own contracting business before entering the fight game. “The whole experience has humbled me. But my wife told me that I was doing things the right way and doing everything I was supposed to do.”Three St. Peter’s Prep football stars have been nominated to participate in the 2018 U.S. Army All-America Bowl.The three are twin brothers Jayson and Justin Ademilola and Shayne Simon. All three were named to the Hudson Reporter All-Area team in 2016. Only 10 players from New Jersey were nominated and Prep had three of the 10. St. Peter’s was also the only school in the state to have more than one player nominated. It’s quite an honor for those three young men just to be considered…Speaking of All-Americans, congrats to Jersey City native Eamonn Matthews, who was selected to play with the United States 20-and-under national rugby team.Matthews, headed into his junior year at St. Bonaventure University, now heads to Edmonton, Ontario to join the team with the hope of heading to Uruguay in August…Congrats to Hoboken resident Hannah Cavanaugh-Govea, who competes in track and field for the Loyola School in Manhattan. Cavanaugh-Govea just recently was clocked at 11:32 for the 3,000-meters at the New York State Association of Independent Schools championships, setting a new school record…The Robeson Classic All-Star football game is in East Orange Thursday night and for the first time in over a decade, Hudson County kids will play in the game. Nolan Burns of Snyder, who recently signed a letter of intent to attend Robert Morris University, will be in the game, along with Ethan Zayas and James Burgess of Lincoln…Condolences go out to former Secaucus athletic director and current NJIC executive director Stan Fryczynski on the passing of his father, also named Stan, the long-time Bayonne funeral director. The elder Fryczynski was 90 years old.And to the family of Ardash Sahaghian of Union City, a member of the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame, who created the modern boxing belt.Sahaghian, who was 95, made most of the championship belts that the major championship boxers wore and were handmade by Sahaghian and his Sartonk Industries based in Union City.In fact, the belts are still made at Sartonk in Sahaghian’s honor. Must be something in the Hudson County water with two men living into their 90s and doing well up until their passing. Rest in peace…Final Hudson Reporter High School Baseball Top Five: 1. Memorial (18-9). 2. Ferris (18-12). 3. St. Peter’s Prep (17-11). 4. Bayonne (19-11). 5. St. Anthony (14-9)…Final Hudson Reporter High School Softball Top Five: 1. Hudson Catholic (19-6). 2. St. Dominic Academy (14-9). 3. North Bergen (14-8). 4. Weehawken (18-6). 5. Hoboken (16-7). – Jim HagueJim Hague can be reached via e-mail at [email protected]last_img read more

Stop the week online: Hollywood and Star Wars

first_imgAs a little festive treat here are a few funnies from the web as we approach Christmas.Here is Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry as you have never seen them before.In fact, it’s David Walliams and Joanna Lumley, who have undergone a special makeover, as part of a forthcoming sketch show, ‘Walliams And Friends’. Here at Stop The Week we’re sure there will be several mentions of soggy bottoms… Recently here at Stop The Week we brought you Bread Face Girl, the New Yorker who has a social media blog where she smashes her face into… well… bread.Her reasons at that time were unknown. But now she has spoken for the first time to the trendy news site Vice. However, her answers are not the most illuminating – and we may forever be in the dark as why she has chosen to film herself getting covered in crumbs.She told Vice: “I think this always disappoints people but there was actually very little thought that went into this. I wanted to put my face in bread, and so I did it. I thought people would really enjoy that.”And her favourite bread to mush her mush into? “It’s between the Kaiser roll and the Wonder Bread … but if you look at those Breadfaceblogs, it’s pretty obvious.”There has been an awakening… have you felt it?No, we don’t mean Star Wars: The Force Awakens and instead we’re on about this fabulous Deat Star cake from YouTube blogger Nerdy Nummies.Rosanna Pansino, 30, from Los Angeles, has launched her galactic creation online and it has already been viewed by nearly 640,000 in just a few days.In her video, timed with the release of the latest instalment The Force Awakens, which has already broken box office records, she said: ’I’ve had so many requests for a death star cake in celebration of the new movie.’I’ve wanted to make this for a really long time, and I’ve even worn my Star Wars holiday sweater for you guys.’last_img read more

Australia’s main grid tops 30 percent renewable electricity for second month in a row

first_imgAustralia’s main grid tops 30 percent renewable electricity for second month in a row FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Australia’s National Electricity Market has delivered its second month in a row of more than 30 per cent renewable energy, with October following up on the milestone achievement set in September. As Renew Economy reported, September 2020 went down in history as the first month on Australia’s NEM with a more than 30% share of electricity coming from renewables.New OpenNEM data shared on Twitter on Monday illustrates that the September achievement was not a once-off but could be the new benchmark for a grid adding thousands of megawatts of new large-scale solar and wind each year.Wind energy was the biggest source of renewables, with a 10.8 per cent share in the month, followed by rooftop solar (8.3 per cent), hydro (7..4 per cent) and utility scale solar (3.9 per cent).The October NEM data was revealed at the same time as the Open NEM crew revealed it had extended its reach to include Western Australia’s South West Interconnected System, or SWIS, which is that state’s main grid, and is completely separate from the NEM.The Open NEM W.A. network monitoring coincides with that state’s own milestone event, with the combined output of wind and solar and other renewable energy sources overtaking coal and gas for the first time in the month of October.[Sophie Vorrath]More: Renewables supply more than 30pct of NEM for second month in a rowlast_img read more

Members of “Aguamanes” Criminal Gang Arrested in Colombia

first_img On April 8, two individuals belonging to the “Los Aguamanes” criminal gang, including its leader, were arrested in a river operation conducted by the Colombian National Navy in coordination with personnel from the local branch of the Judicial and Investigative Police (SIJIN) in Barrancabermeja. Such firms include an oil company in Barrancabermeja from which Los Aguamanes demanded a large payment in cash to prevent the kidnapping of its employees. By Dialogo April 10, 2012 The individuals and the vessel were turned over to the respective authorities for the appropriate legal proceedings.center_img Several months ago, the authorities began tracking Los Aguamanes in the sectors of Bolívar, Santander, and Antioquia; where this gang most engages in crime. It is dedicated to terrorizing, theft and extortion of several firms and retailers in the region as well. The arrest of Ricardo Robles, alias “Aguaman,” the leader of this criminal gang, and Víctor Perez Agudelo, known under the alias “Guenchi,” a member of this irregular organization, took place when they were travelling on the Magdalena River, on a vessel that had been stolen from a citizen of that locality in March. last_img read more

How accountability can help you succeed

first_img 34SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Details Anyone who’s ever decided to start a weight-loss program on January 1st of any year, knows it’s not easy to drop those extra pounds. Heck, it’s not even easy to regularly use that new gym membership once February arrives. If you’re tackling a personal or professional challenge, it helps to be held accountable by a friend or colleague that you trust. Here are 4 benefits of accountability you should think about before you try to achieve that goal all alone.Accountability battles distraction: There will always be something that tries to steal your time away. When it comes to your personal life, it’s easy to get distracted by everything going on around you. When a goal is a difficult one, you have to do what it takes to keep yourself focused and engaged. If you know someone is going to call you out on your progress, it’s a lot easier to keep your eyes on the prize.Accountability provides a cheering section: Anyone you’re comfortable enough with to let them hold you accountable, is obviously someone who cares enough about you to support you in your journey to achieving your goal. Some days you don’t want to do the things you need to do (like go to the gym), but lucky for you, there’s someone in your corner. Look for your accountability partner to provide motivation when you can’t provide your own. You say “I can’t,” but they’ll be there to say “Yes, you can.”Accountability ends dumb excuses: It’s almost comical how many times we create an excuse to not do something, and feel it justifies our decision. “I’ve got a free afternoon tomorrow, so I’ll do it then instead” turns into “I really need to do this instead of that,” and your task keeps getting pushed back further and further. When someone is holding you accountable, they’ll say things like “That’s a stupid excuse.” When someone’s that honest and upfront with you, it helps you get stuff done.Accountability provides more brain power: When you’re trying to tackle a challenge, you can sometimes get lost on your journey. Having someone to bounce ideas off of and help you navigate the difficult times, can be a HUGE benefit. Don’t try to go it alone when there’s no reason to.last_img read more

CFPB provides tips to handle coronavirus impact, how to proceed with financial obligations

first_img continue reading » Amid concerns about the financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the CFPB published a blog post Monday detailing how consumers can best protect themselves.The bureau addresses steps consumers may take if they are unable to meet financial obligations, including:contacting lenders and loan servicers and preparing to explain how much you can afford to pay, and when you’re likely to be able to start regular payments;working with Department of Housing and Urban Development-approved housing counselors or reputable credit counseling organizations to understand options available;contacting debt collectors if you currently have debt in collections; andregularly checking credit reports to ensure the statements are accurate. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more