Say hello to Hipmunk’s new artificial intelligence-powered travel planner

SHARE TWEET SMS SEND EMAIL Screenshot: Hipmunk All-seeing, all-knowing travel metasearch company Hipmunk is dipping its toe (or paw, maybe?) into the virtual assistant game, today announcing an artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant, Hello Hipmunk. The assistant intuits travel needs by scanning a user’s email and Google Calendar and offering up suggestions in real-time. For example, it can search through your inbox and calendar, looking for events that are scheduled for more than 100 miles from your home. It will then start serving up recommendations for flights and hotels. Hello Hipmunk can also be directly called up by sending an email to the little matrix-surfing robot rodent – or you can just cc: the service (hello@hipmunk.com) when you’re emailing your colleagues or travel buddies about your upcoming plans. It will then reply to everyone…


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