Articles tagged “AI”

Airbus Mulls Single-Pilot Flights as Artificial Intelligence Could Enable Autonomous Planes

Airbus Mulls Single-Pilot Flights as Artificial Intelligence Could Enable Autonomous Planes

Oliver Sachgau, Bloomberg

Airbus acknowledges that the "explainability" of artificial intelligence is an impediment to getting regulators to sign off on certain products. Passengers will definitely need some very good explainers, too.

2 days ago

Companies Are in a Frenzy to Hire Artificial Intelligence Talent

Companies Are in a Frenzy to Hire Artificial Intelligence Talent

Jeremy Kahn, Bloomberg

Data science is central to online travel. Booking.com alone has 50 data scientists. But demand for talent exceeds the supply. Expect more acquihires of startups as a fix.

1 year ago

Priceline Group CEO Sees No Big Investments in Blockchain for Now

Priceline Group CEO Sees No Big Investments in Blockchain for Now

Daniel Peltier, Skift

A CEO such as the Priceline Group's Fogel has to pick which new technology to panic about next. He's keeping tabs on blockchain, but it's not on his investment to-do list yet.

1 year ago

Artificial Intelligence Is Becoming a Priority for Airline IT Chiefs

Artificial Intelligence Is Becoming a Priority for Airline IT Chiefs

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Airline chiefs are more likely to moan than talk optimistically about leaps in artificial intelligence. But a new SITA survey suggests they're realizing that it can be the bedrock of their futures.

1 year ago

Microsoft Bets on Artificial Intelligence to Help It Succeed Again in Travel

Microsoft Bets on Artificial Intelligence to Help It Succeed Again in Travel

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Microsoft thinks that voice-powered internet gives it a shot — via voice assistant Cortana — at upending today's travel search funnel, which is dominated by Google's search results. The theory's plausible, but Microsoft needs to move faster to win.

2 years ago

Facebook Says Instagram Advertising Looks Promising For Travel Brands in 2017

Facebook Says Instagram Advertising Looks Promising For Travel Brands in 2017

Dan Peltier, Skift

Facebook will be cracking down on how many ads it includes in newsfeeds, which could impact some brands' ad performance. Instagram, however, is a promising bet to make if brands are thinking longer term about ads, who they'll reach and how they'll be seen.

2 years ago

Wynn Las Vegas Bets Big on Amazon Echo and Voice-Activated Rooms

Wynn Las Vegas Bets Big on Amazon Echo and Voice-Activated Rooms

Deanna Ting, Skift

Will the Amazon Echo eventually become the new iHome docking station of the past? Will this technology be outdated in just a year or more? And more importantly: Is this what people really want from their hotel experience just yet?

2 years ago

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Travel Might Revolve Around a Driverless Minibus

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Travel Might Revolve Around a Driverless Minibus

Greg Oates, Skift

IBM has come a long, long way in rebuilding its brand thanks to all of the cool factor surrounding Watson. But it could do more to showcase the consumer appeal around cognitive travel in 2017, including the benefits of machine learning to better connect us with travel destinations.

2 years ago

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Beyond Mobile: How Voice and AI Are Changing Digital Travel

Beyond Mobile: How Voice and AI Are Changing Digital Travel

Adobe + Epsilon + Skift

Despite the rapid shifts already caused by mobile, even bigger changes are on the horizon as voice search, artificial intelligence, and conversational messaging are transforming how travelers interact with travel brands. While there is a lot of excitement around the promise of each of these technologies, we now face the challenge of implementing them.

2 years ago

Google’s New Artificial Intelligence Assistant Doesn’t Know Much About Your Next Trip

Google’s New Artificial Intelligence Assistant Doesn’t Know Much About Your Next Trip

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Google is using its Google Flights capability to power its new Artificial Intelligence-filled Assistant to respond intelligently to queries about travel. The service's inability to respond to queries about your existing travel itineraries, however, is a huge missed opportunity for now.

2 years ago