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Last week on this blog, we had a play with ‘chatting’ to PDFs.

Today, the object of my AI affection is MiniGPT-4, which allows us to upload images and chat with them.

What it is supposed to be able to do: identify what’s in the picture and learn more about it. For example, post a picture of what’s in your fridge and ask for the recipe to make something with those ingredients.

I decided, of course, to test this out in a real estate context.

Today’s Prompt of the Day

I uploaded a pic of the external of our house from realestate.com.au and asked for a description (thinking this might be a nice addition to the ChatGPT prompt: Can you please write me a listing description for xxxx)

Describe this house as if you were a real estate agent uploading it to a portal

Here is what I got: 

This is a beautiful house with a swimming pool in the backyard. The house has a modern design with a brick facade and large windows that allow natural light to enter the living room. The front yard is well-manicured with lush green grass and colourful flowers. The swimming pool is surrounded by a deck area with lounge chairs, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the sun. The house is located in a quiet and peaceful neighbourhood with easy access to local amenities and attractions.


It does look perfect for relaxing and enjoying the sun (apart from the midges, but they are too small to see in any case!)


Everything else (I guess you would call this place a renovators delight!) and it seems confused between the front yard and the back yard is the same place.

But the possibilities here are endless - because this technology will only get better.

In the not-too-far-away future you’ll probably be able to:

  • Upload a bunch of photos and ask for a better listing description

  • Get ideas for renovating or extending

  • Ask for landscaping advice

  • And the list goes on…

File this one under one to watch, but for now, I’m going to see if I can get it to find me a recipe for Nobu’s Miso Caramel Brownies…

Happy Hunting!

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