Articles tagged “artificial intelligence”

Travel Startups Work With Breakthrough Technologies That Could Threaten Industry Leaders

Travel Startups Work With Breakthrough Technologies That Could Threaten Industry Leaders

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Emerging technologies, like artificial intelligence and blockchain, have yet to make the leap from buzzword to mainstay, but have the potential to disrupt travel incumbents. The big players will have ample opportunity to adapt, though, and leading startups can play a role in helping executives grapple with when and how to implement these technologies.

4 days ago

New Skift Research Report: Venture Investment Trends and Startup Opportunities in Travel 2018

New Skift Research Report: Venture Investment Trends and Startup Opportunities in Travel 2018

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Venture capitalists invested a record amount in travel startups in 2017. The industry is no stranger to disruption, but we may be seeing some of the greatest changes of the last two decades. Our latest research report is a deep dive into these emerging trends with insights for founders, incumbents, and investors.

1 week 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 month ago

Pilot Shortage? Airbus Explores Development of Single-Pilot Autonomous Plane

Pilot Shortage? Airbus Explores Development of Single-Pilot Autonomous Plane

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

After the 2015 Germanwings crash, we'll stick with two human pilots in the cockpit if given a choice. Thank you. But, like many things in aviation, there could come a time that technology advances and financial imperatives would mean that the two-pilot cockpit could fade as a consumer option.

2 months ago

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Video: Travelsify and Accenture on Putting the “Personal” Back In Personalization

Video: Travelsify and Accenture on Putting the “Personal” Back In Personalization

SkiftX + Skift

CEO and Co-Founder of Travelsify and Global Personalization Lead at Accenture Interactive discuss the two-sided coin of personalization: consumer and product.

3 months ago

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Travel Operations and Maintenance Are Getting Smarter With AI

Travel Operations and Maintenance Are Getting Smarter With AI

IBM + Skift

Smart technology is increasingly improving how airlines, railways, and other sectors ensure smooth experiences for travelers. For travel companies using these cognitive systems, that means saving time and costs, reducing delays, and optimizing efficiency.

4 months ago

Trivago Makes a Tech Acquisition That Bolsters an Industry Trend

Trivago Makes a Tech Acquisition That Bolsters an Industry Trend

Sean O'Neill, Skift

While this deal is small, it signals that the Expedia-backed hotel-search company wants to better identify the desires of its customers and become more sophisticated at proposing tailor-made offers that are relevant.

4 months 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.

4 months ago

Interview: Expedia CEO Sees an Opening With Chatbots to Loosen Google’s Grip on Travel

Interview: Expedia CEO Sees an Opening With Chatbots to Loosen Google’s Grip on Travel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The online travel environment is transitioning at a hectic pace when you consider mobile and artificial intelligence. Expedia's new CEO, Mark Okerstrom, will have to find a way to chart his company's evolution at an appropriate speed to keep up. It won't always be smooth sailing.

4 months ago

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From Novelty to Game Changer: AI and the Future of Work in the Travel Industry

From Novelty to Game Changer: AI and the Future of Work in the Travel Industry

IBM + Skift

Smart technology is playing an increasingly important role in our lives. At home, we playfully bark orders and pose hypothetical questions to virtual assistants such as Siri and see them getting smarter over time. The reality is that interconnected, cognitive technology is on the brink from moving from novelty to essential on the home front. For business, it’s a game changer.

4 months 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.

4 months ago

Behind the Rise of Chatbots in Meetings and Events

Behind the Rise of Chatbots in Meetings and Events

Greg Oates, Skift

Chatbots offer the first glimpse into a future where meeting and event planners can deliver mass personalization at scale using artificial intelligence.

5 months ago