easyJet places artificial intelligence at the heart of its growth and customer plans

Appointed to the role of Head of Data Science in November 2015, Alberto Rey-Villaverde is charged with ensuring easyJet takes full advantage of the opportunities presented by artificial intelligence. The announcement by easyJet towards the end of 2015 that it had appointed its first Head of Data Science served to highlight the importance of artificial intelligence (AI) to the airline industry. For many, AI brings to mind voice recognition software on smartphones or computers that can outwit human competition when gaming. Beyond this, however, AI has the potential to revolutionise the way businesses operate, and this is certain to have a major impact in the air transport industry. At easyJet, the man responsible for ensuring the low-cost carrier can make the most of these opportunities is Alberto Rey-Villaverde. When he took…


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