Behind Orlando’s New IBM Watson-Powered Travel App

The most notable benefit of IBM Watson’s artificial intelligence (AI) in a search engine capacity is its ability to understand concepts rather then just keywords. For example, search for: “What is the best brunch spot with Southern cooking and craft beer?” on Visit Orlando’s website in the search window, and you’ll get one result: “15 Best Pet Friendly Restaurants in Orlando.” The CEOs of Expedia, Commune Hotels, Upside, and More Are Speaking at Skift Global Forum 2016. Join Us. Use the same search query in the new Watson-powered Visit Orlando app, and you’ll get four considerably more relevant and interesting responses, including the Cask & Larder, Boheme, and Maxine’s on Shine restaurants. The app uses Austin-based WayBlazer’s software platform that combines Watson’s natural language APIs—tech that lets one software talk to another—with its own proprietary package…


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