This New App Uses Artificial Intelligence to Plan Your Trip

Courtesy Lola Your next trip could be planned by… artificial intelligence? A new startup called Lola aims to revolutionize the concept of travel agents by making trip booking as easy as texting a friend. The company, which was started by Kayak founder Paul English, officially launches for iPhones Thursday, with a small team of travel bookers who will rely on super-powered artificial intelligence algorithms that will help them manage as many as hundreds of clients at once. Here’s how it works: After setting up an account—and punching in credit card details—Lola users can simply message a representative through the app, whether they need a simple round trip to Chicago or want to plan a weeklong hiking expedition through Indonesia. While a traditional booking site would make you type in dates,…


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