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Beyond bots and robots – Exploring the unrealized potential of cognitive computing in the travel industry

Beyond bots and robots: Exploring the unrealized potential of cognitive computing in the travel industry Based on a survey of travel and transportation executives, we developed a vision for the industry’s cognitive future and recommendations. Here’s a preview of this new IBM study: Did you know that 41% of travel companies plan to start their […]

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WoW Your Customers With Watson

  As I reflect on World of Watson and start to imagine the possibilities for Watson in the Travel and Transportation Industry, I quickly concluded that the possibilities are endless.  The opportunities for your organization to leverage Artificial Intelligence to make your business smarter, more nimble, and more competitive is incredible. We witnessed real world […]

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Life Has Handed You A Travel Day Lemon, How Do you Make Lemonade?

Thousands of travelers were stranded in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Storm surges and heavy rain crippled the low country from the Florida coast up to parts of North Carolina. Millions of residents were forced to evacuate their homes and move inland, I even had family in Savannah, GA that were impacted. Many travelers were […]

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Can Watson Help You Turn a Wrench?

IBM’s dazzlingly powerful IBM Watson system is not too proud to help out on the maintenance line. IBM has been using Watson’s Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning capabilities to help engineers and line techs at several airlines handle defects better. Kanishka Agiwal, associate partner in IBM’s Watson Travel & Transportation division, says Watson can […]

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How Metro and Rail Use Data to Optimize Business

IoT and Big Data in rail transportation It’s a little known fact that rail transportation is one of the earliest adopters of IoT and Big Data. Already sensors and devices along rail tracks are helping keep rail systems safe and secure. Increasingly, operators are also using data generated from train station turnstiles, entrances and temperature […]

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How the IBM-Apple Partnership Is Helping Air Canada

On July 15, 2014 IBM and Apple announced their IBM MobileFirst for iOS partnership to develop 100 apps in verticals such as travel, health care, retail, and energy. A little over a year later the partnership had reached its goal. Today the partnership continues to develop apps – both custom ones and those that could […]

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Cognitive Computing Key To Railroads’ Ability To Thrive In 2025

By Pat Foran, Editor In the year 2025, railroads will be very much alive. And they’ll thrive, or at least have a better shot at thriving, if they embrace rail life in the cognitive-computing lane. That’s the gist of “Think Beyond the Rails: Leading in 2025,” a white paper IBM Corp. issued in May. Railroads […]

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10-Second Bot Booking: Car Rentals

I’m dreaming of bots, specifically travel-booking bots. Why? I travel. A lot. Every week a couple cities. Often Atlanta or Chicago. Next week Tampa. I know these cities. I know the airports and rental centers. I know the hotels and how to get there. This is the norm for a business traveler. From the outside […]

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