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The Hotel California of #AI @CloudExpo @ReneBuest #ArtificialIntelligence

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In 1977, the Eagles released "Hotel California", a song about drugs and the effects an addiction has on people. Putting "We are all just prisoners here, of our own device" in the context of our digital lifestyle today we find a lot of truth. There is a reason why Google provides most of its services for free or why Amazon wants us to have an Echo in every home or why Facebook has become our directory of "friends." What looks pretty convenient is a threat. It is a threat to the end consumers but also a threat to the established economy. And even if we have the choice to check out any time - we will never leave.


Siri Vs. Alexa: Marriott Testing Apple, Amazon Voice Assistants In Hotel

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Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa are currently in a showdown over which will be the AI assistant of choice for travelers, according to a Bloomberg report.


5 Disruptive Luxury Travel Trends Shattering the Status Quo

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With the global luxury market collectively growing at 4 percent to an estimated $1.15 (€1.08) trillion in 2016, according to a recent "Bain & Company Luxury Study," coupled with optimistic forecasts that the luxury goods market will pick up this year, the hospitality industry is gearing up for elevated demand among both leisure and business travelers. This amid evidence that, despite widespread geopolitical uncertainties, luxury consumers are redirecting their spending toward new and more personalized high-end experiences like luxury travel, food and wine.


How to use artificial intelligence to enhance customer experience

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Artificial intelligence has been around since 1956 and has made some giant leaps in that time: beating the best human at chess, the best human at US gameshow Jeopardy and recently beating the best human at complex strategy game Go.


Machine learning transforming the hospitality industry

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The hospitality industry has not always been at the forefront of high-tech innovation or implementation. Until recently, most of the bookings, transactions and administrative tasks at a hotel were handled manually. Revenue management – the process by which a revenue manager determines the best room rate at a given time, in order to maximise bookings and revenue – was a particularly difficult task.


CES to highlight technology that could transform hospitality industry

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Over the next four days, CES 2017 will be a gold mine for the hospitality industry, said Shawn DuBravac, chief economist of the Consumer Technology Association.


Is this the future of room service? Robots used to cater to guests

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The future of room service has arrived, with a number of hotels are now giving the job to robots instead of humans.


A World-Renowned Futurist Reveals The Hotel Of The Future

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World-renowned global futurist Dr. James Canton envisions hotel experiences that include supersonic travel and DNA-driven spa treatments, so what can we expect in the next decade? Canton, a former Apple Computer executive, author and social scientist, worked in conjunction with Hotels.com, to present the Hotels of the Future Study at a recent conference in San Francisco. In the study he describes hotels with everything from RoboButlers and virtual reality entertainment to hotel restaurants based on gourmet genomics and the emergence of neurotechnology to make sleep more refreshing. Canton, who has advised three White House Administrations and over 100 companies, believes these megatrends will shape the future of the hotel experience and that the RoboButler is the change we will most likely see first. Although, he also notes that plans are already underway for a supersonic hyperloop route from Los Angeles to New York City. Canton kindly agreed to give Forbes readers a more in-depth look at his thinking. Below he weighs in on what all of this will look like and why we should embrace the next wave of technology.


A World-Renowned Futurist Reveals The Hotel Of The Future

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World-renowned global futurist Dr. James Canton envisions hotel experiences that include supersonic travel and DNA-driven spa treatments, so what can we expect in the next decade? Canton, a former Apple Computer executive, author and social scientist, worked in conjunction with Hotels.com, to present the Hotels of the Future Study at a recent conference in San Francisco. In the study he describes hotels with everything from RoboButlers and virtual reality entertainment to hotel restaurants based on gourmet genomics and the emergence of neurotechnology to make sleep more refreshing. Canton, who has advised three White House Administrations and over 100 companies, believes these megatrends will shape the future of the hotel experience and that the RoboButler is the change we will most likely see first. Although, he also notes that plans are already underway for a supersonic hyperloop route from Los Angeles to New York City. Canton kindly agreed to give Forbes readers a more in-depth look at his thinking. Below he weighs in on what all of this will look like and why we should embrace the next wave of technology.


Priceline Hopes To Increase Customer Loyalty By Using Artificial Intelligence

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Booking.com, a major brand within Priceline Group (NASDAQ:PCLN), will start using AI within its mobile apps to provide users instant booking options to a location's main venues and attractions. This option will be provided through QR (quick response) code and would be based on the personal preferences of a user based on their past booking history.