Connie, world’s first hotel concierge robot, in service

The firm also entered an agreement with KPMG, a global provider of auditing, tax and advisory services, to provide cognitive-powered insights for capital and financial markets.All these applications have benefited from a new era of computing and machine learning in which vast amounts of data can be leveraged instantly to facilitate the best-possible evidence-based decision-making in various fields.In hospitality, the pilot project started on March 9 at the Hilton McLean hotel in the US state of Virginia, where the Connie robot was stationed to greet and help guests. Connie capitalises on domain knowledge from IBM Watson and WayBlazer, a cognitive travel recommendation engine, to provide guests with local tourist attractions, dining recommendations and hotel features as well as amenities.In fact, Connie, named after Hilton’s founder Conrad Hilton, works side by…


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