Sony Artificial Brain to Guess How Much Houses Are Worth

A Sony artificial-intelligence program might have an idea how much these homes near Tokyo are worth.  Bloomberg News It’s the kind of product you might expect when a maker of electronic gadgets decides to go into real estate: Sony Corp. says it’s using artificial intelligence modeled on the human brain to figure out how much Tokyo-area houses are worth. Sony, known as the maker of videogame machines and television sets, is trying to make its name as a real-estate agent in Japan. It says it aims to offer more transparency in a market where information on property trading is often tightly held. On Thursday, the company said it has developed a computer program that collects real-estate data and learns on its own how best to estimate the latest market prices.…


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