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

The electric, 3D-printed, self-driving Olli minibus was giving test drives at the IBM World of Watson conference in Las Vegas last month, while passengers asked the onboard Watson artificial intelligence platform for local restaurant recommendations. IBM is betting the company’s future on Watson-based cognitive technology and cloud computing for enterprise clients, and it’s promoting the bejesus out of Watson across all media channels. The recent 60 Minutes story on the supercomputer, new partnerships with General Motors and Slack, and the slick Watson ads with celebrities like Bob Dylan and Serena Williams, are all driving IBM’s messaging storm to make IBM machine learning a household conversation. The company has been slow to push cognitive technology to travel consumers in any gripping way, however, except perhaps for the development of Hilton Worldwide’s robot concierge, Connie. IBM’s travel division is presently much more focused…


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