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The 5 key drivers of digital transformation today

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A few times each year, senior digital executives from around the world assemble at Forrester's Digital Transformation Summit to check in with each other and Forrester analysts to discuss the current state of digital evolution. Tyler McDaniel, VP Data Insights explained Forrester's model for the empowered customer, which divides customers into five tiers, from Progressive Pioneers to Reserved Resisters. Today, that insight needs to be implemented at several levels - understanding your customer base overall, understanding the needs of individual segments and, increasingly understanding the needs of each individual consumer so that their experience can be personalized. Achieving this level of insight means not only developing customer intuition and gathering anecdotes, but also leveraging data to continually feed organizations the pulse of our customers.


Self-Driving Cars And 6 More Jobs For Robots In The Hotel Industry

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Power management: AI can monitor energy usage and save electricity by intelligently turning on and off lighting and appliances based on activity in the said regions of the hotel and by precisely controlling the cooling and heating systems to optimize guest comfort and energy usage. Security: AI and robots can assist in the security infrastructure by monitoring the premises for scrupulous activity and report any mishaps. Power management: AI can monitor energy usage and save electricity by intelligently turning on and off lighting and appliances based on activity in the said regions of the hotel and by precisely controlling the cooling and heating systems to optimize guest comfort and energy usage. Security: AI and robots can assist in the security infrastructure by monitoring the premises for scrupulous activity and report any mishaps.


Automated Machine Learning -- A Paradigm Shift That Accelerates Data Scientist Productivity @ Airbnb

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A fair amount of our data science projects involve machine learning, and many parts of this workflow are repetitive. Model Diagnostics: Learning curves, partial dependence plots, feature importances, ROC and other diagnostics are extremely useful to generate automatically. AML is a powerful set of techniques for faster data exploration as well as improving model accuracy through model tuning and better diagnostics. The above case study highlights AML's capability to improve model accuracy, however we have realized AMLs other benefits as well.


How AI is Changing the Hospitality Industry

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Businesses are using AI to augment their customer service teams and gather information on their customers to create in depth understanding and streamline the customer journey. By utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning through powerful data analytics platforms, the hospitality industry can create a better view of their customers while engaging them on a deeper level. By utilizing powerful artificially intelligent software, companies can capture information on customer purchases, location preferences, travel patterns, and customer experience inquiries.


Automated Machine Learning -- A Paradigm Shift That Accelerates Data Scientist Productivity @ Airbnb

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A fair amount of our data science projects involve machine learning, and many parts of this workflow are repetitive. Model Diagnostics: Learning curves, partial dependence plots, feature importances, ROC and other diagnostics are extremely useful to generate automatically. There is a wide array of commercial and open source tools that address the AML paradigm. LTV models are setup as a standard regression problem for guests, where the target variable is the spend of each guest over a time horizon.


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

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The Feast of the Beasts After already two decades, the Internet giants - speaking of Amazon, Google, Facebook, Alibaba and Baidu - are still collecting tons of data, filling their databases with information of everyone's knowledge, opinions, recommendations, locations, movements, buying behavior, relation status, lifestyle, etc. On the contrary, almost every month, new services or devices are released to provide a better user experience, make our life more convenient and increase our dose of digital addiction. However, this progress of technological developments shows one thing: Amazon, Google & Co. find new ways to engage with us over other channels, collecting the data, information and knowledge they need to make better decisions and deliver better answers back to us. Effect on the End Consumers: Convenience in the Rat Race End consumers basically do not have much to complain about.


Natural Language processing in Travel & Hospitality Mindtree

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A bot with natural language capability can cater to millions of customers 24X7, backed by data and automation, with zero ramp-up time. Today, apps that process natural language can be developed rapidly, making the travel industry warmer and richer. The travel and hospitality industry can continue to provide the same experience to customers as talking to a human travel agent or a hotel executive would. To understand how Natural Language processing technology can elevate the customer experience at your travel or hospitality company, write to Mindtree at info@mindtree.com


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. Marriott International Inc. is testing the voice assistants at its Aloft hotel in Boston's Seaport district and will choose which it will launch more broadly across its locations. Wynn Resorts Ltd. installed Echo devices powered by Alexa in suites at its Wynn Las Vegas hotel last December. Apple has been reportedly working to boost Siri's capabilities to compete with Alexa, according to a January 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. Such is the prevailing wisdom for both the B2C and B2B luxury travel sector, specifically, with personalized experiences, quality of service and private booking options serving as primary distinguishing factors for luxe brand positioning throughout 2017 and beyond. One private villa exemplifying this new standard is Casa Dos Cisnes--Puerto Vallarta's foremost premier private oceanfront villa vacation experience. This 10,000 square foot Casa Dos Cisnes property, a five-bedroom colonial style home with breathtaking views of the Pacific that can accommodate up to 10 adults, goes well over-and-above to ensure each guest's needs, desires, hopes and expectations for an extraordinary private villa vacation are fulfilled.


How to use artificial intelligence to enhance customer experience

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For example, with a goal of reducing the amount of calls coming through to its call centres, Swedish retail bank Swedbank has integrated the technology tool Nina into its customer service strategy. Also in the hospitality industry, hotel brand Hilton has made AI a key part of the customer experience in the Hilton McLean in Virginia, USA. "We're continuing to test and perfect Connie based on guest and hotel operator feedback, which enables us to explore new ways smart technology can enhance our guests' travels," says Jonathan Wilson, vice-president of product innovation and brand services at Hilton. AI is being used across sectors to improve efficiency, reduce costs, increase revenues and boost customer satisfaction by improving on key areas of customer experience.