Visit Orlando claims app first – artificial intelligence and augmented reality in one

It might be a bit late for the summer season but Visit Orlando is laying claim to a “first” in the world of mobile apps. The tourism bureau says it has combined both augmented reality and articifical intelligence into a single app. The latter is using IBM Watson technology to allow visitors to ask natural language questions about the destination. As with similar natural language search-based services, Visit Orlando’s app learns over time so that the results can be refined and offer better recommendations, it says. For example, questions can range from “Where can I find a scenic view of Orlando?” to “Where can I eat that has live music?”. The results include information and reviews streamed from the likes of TripAdvisor as well as consumer blogs. The augmented reality elements…


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