Articles tagged “artificial intelligence”

Interview: CEO of CES 2017 on the Future of Connectivity

Interview: CEO of CES 2017 on the Future of Connectivity

Greg Oates, Skift

CES 2017 this month in Las Vegas marked the emergence of Artificial Intelligence-integrated connectivity and voice responsiveness into the mainstream, especially in terms of smart cars and smart homes. We will soon all be basically living and driving inside our mobile phones.

1 week ago

What Comes Next for U.S. Consumers, Travel Brands and Messaging in 2017?

What Comes Next for U.S. Consumers, Travel Brands and Messaging in 2017?

Dan Peltier, Skift

The past year was one when consumers in the U.S. began communicating with major brands via messaging apps more intuitively, travel being no exception. But the time and money it takes to test and invest in this complicated technology is significant and 2017 will likely involve more testing and learning for brands before they fully understand what most travelers want when they open a messaging app and rattle off a question.

2 weeks ago

Microsoft is Latest Tech Company to Release an Artificial Intelligence Translator App

Microsoft is Latest Tech Company to Release an Artificial Intelligence Translator App

Dina Bass, Bloomberg

Microsoft has steep competition going up against Google Translate and despite its heavy investments consumers have yet to demonstrate they care about the company's artificial intelligence ambitions.

1 month 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 Will this technology be outdated in just a year or more?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?

1 month 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 months 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.

3 months ago

Expedia Plans to Use Artificial Intelligence for Customer Service

Expedia Plans to Use Artificial Intelligence for Customer Service

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There has been serious talk about artificial intelligence in travel for the past couple of years. While Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wasn't talking about implementing artificial intelligence for customer service in the next quarter or two, be assured that Expedia and others are working on it hard.

3 months ago

Video: Online Travel Founders Talk Game-Changing Deals, Big Upcoming Trends

Video: Online Travel Founders Talk Game-Changing Deals, Big Upcoming Trends

Jason Clampet, Skift

Moral of the story about the early years of online travel? Not to over-simplify, but be prepared to take risks, feel free to contradict conventional wisdom, and assemble the best damn team that you can.

4 months ago

Priceline Exec Says Virtual Reality May Make Travel Planning Obsolete

Priceline Exec Says Virtual Reality May Make Travel Planning Obsolete

Gwen Ackerman, Bloomberg

It was almost heresy a few years ago to say that people would arrive for a trip in a destination without a hotel reservation. Advances in artificial intelligence and virtual reality in coming years may take that whole trend even further. Will your grandkids say, "Trip-planning: What was that?"

4 months ago

Behind Orlando’s New IBM Watson-Powered Travel App

Behind Orlando’s New IBM Watson-Powered Travel App

Greg Oates, Skift

Although Visit Orlando's new AI-powered travel app still has kinks, it shows the power of machine learning to provide more contextual and customized information to travelers — most of the time.

4 months ago