What is the difference between a real estate agent and a real estate broker?
Technically and legally, they are one and the same. That's because what the public refers to as an 'agent' usually isn't one - they're a salesperson.In the world of real estate there are two type of licenses: broker and salesperson. The salesperson license is what a majority of people get as it requires minimal classes, passing an easier test at a low pass/fail threshold (70% score gets you a pass in California) and gets you working quickly. The drawback is that the license is useless unless you work for a broker - the license comes with very high use restrictions. This means that, unless you work for a broker, you cannot work in any real estate capacity for another person if you only have a salesperson license - you cannot accept commissions or represent someone else.The broker license requires more classes and the applicant to pass a much harder exam with a higher pass/fail limit the courses usually involve real estate finance and law, which the salespersons aren't required to do. The benefits of the broker license is that you can operate fully on your own and are legally capable of accepting commission for services. You also take on all liability for your actions and those of salespersons who work under you. That means you are always the legal 'agent' of every transaction you or your salespersons are involved in - the broker is the only person who can act in a legal capacity as an agent for another person.When it comes to a transaction, you will notice that the paperwork will have areas where it calls out the broker who the salesperson works for. This is legally required because it's actually the broker representing you - the salesperson is allowed to be a sub-agent for the broker due to their agreement to work on behalf of that broker. If things go south, you will be suing the broker first since they're the legal agent and responsible for all actions of the salespersons working under them.
What is the difference between a CIA Paramilitary and a CIA Field Agent?
A field agent’s basic role is to gather evidence and intelligence, to stop crime. It’s an investigative role. Their primary objective is to gather intelligence. Whether it’s by infiltrating a terror cell, or gathering evidence on a drugs cartel. They work “in the field” which basically means they’re working undercover.The Special Activities Division (SAD), is the Paramilitary wing of the CIA. Their role is to lead the covert military operations, behind enemy lines, that the President orders. They are usually backed up by special forces units such as Navy Seals, and Delta ForceWhen planning a covert military operation, like, say, the killing of Bin Laden, the CIA/SAD are sent into the country, undercover, for several months before the operation is launched. Working undercover, they scout out the locations, gather intelligence and plan the mission. Special Forces are then dropped into the country, to provide military support. They then launch the mission.So, it was really the CIA that led the mission to kill Bin Laden. The media don’t report this information because it’s highly classified. Seal Team 6 would be the CIAs backup.
What is the difference between multi-agent systems (MAS) and agent-based models (ABM)? Are they synonyms?
An actual city, any colony, or so forth, is a multi-agent system, but not a model, and instead the phenomena in it's own right, as opposed to being a system set up to capture the dynamics of another system for analytical purposes.
What is the difference between a subject and an agent in linguistic typology?
The words “agent” and “subject” perform different functions. Linguists distinguish between two ways of looking at language: (1) you can look at the semantic role a word is performing, or (2) you can look at the grammatical relationship between words in a sentence.Semantic relationships are functions like agent, recipient, patient, and location.Grammatical relationships are things like subject, indirect object, direct object, and prepositional phrase.Let’s take the sentence: “Alex gave Robin a pineapple in London.Alex is the agent — Alex is the one who is acting.Robin is the recipient — Robin is the one who gets the pineapple.The pineapple is the patient — the pineapple is the thing that is affected by the action of the verb.London is the location — London is where the whole thing took place.Now, let’s try a few variants.Robin was given a pineapple by Alex in London.The pineapple was given to Robin by Alex in London.London is where Alex gave Robin the pineapple.In all of these sentences, Alex, Robin, the pineapple, and London have the same semantic roles. So they remain, respectively, the agent, the recipient, the patient, and the location.Moving forward, let’s look at the grammatical roles these words play, we will look at the superficial sentence structure.In the sentence, “Robin was given a pineapple . . .” Robin is the grammatical subject.In the sentence, “Alex gave Robin a pineapple . . .” Robin is the indirect object.In the sentence, “Alex gave a pineapple to Robin . . .” Robin is the object of a preposition.What does all of this have to do with your question?When you’re looking at the structure of a western Indo-European language, concepts like “subject” and “direct object” make a lot of sense. Western Indo-European languages tend to have reasonably analogous surface structures.But when the language you’re looking at is non-Indo-European, sometimes it makes more sense to analyze sentences by looking at the semantic roles that words play in them, rather than trying to force concepts like “direct object” onto a language that may not have that particular surface structure. Basque is a non-Indo-European language, despite the fact that it is spoken in Europe.I don’t speak Basque, and I know very little about that language. My specialty area is American Sign Language (ASL), which is also a non-Indo-European language whose surface structures are very different from the ones that are common in most Indo-European languages. I use a semantic grammar all the time when I look at ASL, because I always feel like I’m trying to force a square peg into a round hole with concepts like “direct object” and “indirect object” that don’t make any sense for the language I’m analyzing.
What is the difference between a talent agent and a manager?
This is a question for which the answer (at least on the management side of the equation) has evolved greatly over the last 15-20 years and is probably still evolving today. These are, of course, broad generalizations (there are always exceptions, including people in specialized corners of the business) but I guess I would say that an agent tries to get work/opportunities for their clients and then make the best possible deal for the client on said opportunity. Agents are regulated, bonded and generally take a 10% cut of the deals they do for their clients. Each agent tends to represent more clients than each manager does - and they tend to have a broader handle on what jobs are coming open around town (especially at the bigger agencies, where they can more easily leverage their size in order to track the truly mind-boggling number of projects that are constantly moving on to and off of studio and network slates).What managers do is a bit more fluid. Many managers have a hand in everything their clients do - they are more likely to dive in and spend a lot of time working with clients on developing projects (in the case of writers and directors) - and may be involved in many of the other personal and professional aspects of their lives. Managers are not technically supposed to procure work for clients, but most still try to do so and their clients are very happy about that fact. Sometimes managers have a hand in the deal-making process, but they have to be careful to leave most of the nitty gritty of the negotiations to the agents and lawyers. Managers are not regulated - anyone can hang a shingle and call themselves a manager - and they are allowed to be producers on their clients' projects, whereas agents are not. Managers' commissions are somewhat more variable than are agents, and they can have different deals with different clients on what percentage of the clients' income they receive - for instance, an incredibly successful client will often pay the manager a lower percentage of their income as a commission. If a manager is producing a client's project, they generally do not commission the client on that deal and instead receive compensation in the form of their producer fee from the studio/network/financier/etc.
What is the difference between a listing agent, a selling agent, and a buying agent?
A listing agent is the one who represents the seller of the property and lists it on the MLS and everything else that goes along with helping a client sell the property.As odd as it sounds, a selling agent is synonymous with a buying agent. They both represent the buyer of a property.
What is the difference between agency and agent?
This depends greatly on the field of meaning you are looking for.In general language, an agent is someone who works for an agency - the agency is the group or the company, the agents are (some of) the people who work there.In linguistics, agency is the quality or characteristic held by an agent. that is, if you are an agent, you have agency.In other fields it has other meanings.It id often difficult to differentiate words in English, because it has such poor morphology. the best tip I can give you in this case is that the -y suffix suggests that this may be an abstract noun. I the same way literacy is the abstract quality of being able to read. Proficiency is the abstract quality of being proficient. Piracy is the abstract quality of being a pirate or the abstract noun that is a pirate's activity. Congruency is the abstract quality of being congruent, and so forth. However, this doesn't work all of the time, Facility is not an abstract noun, and the -y in that case is not a suffix.
What is the relation and difference between Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Multi Agent Systems?
Artificial Intelligence is a much wider term and includes many aspects of bringing intelligence to the machines with ultimate goal of making machines as intelligent as humans. This typically includes studies from many disciplines (computer science, philosophy, psychology, neurology, sociology etc) and interdisciplinary studies.Machine learning can be considered as a sub-branch of artificial intelligence which deals with designing statistical/mathematical models for decision making which can learn from the surrounding experience.Multi Agent systems typically focus on problems involving systems with multiple elements and the interactions among them. You should also look at Game Theory and related topics for better understanding of Multi Agent systems.