Tag Archives: artificial intelligence

AppZen: AI For The Back End

By | January 9, 2018

You probably won’t find “auditing expense reports” on a list of tasks humans are sorry to see go to bots. Sensing an opportunity in this back end, five-year-old AppZen in early 2016 shifted from the crowded expense software market to auditing. It’s no longer selling a mobile expense app that some big corporate clients like. Expense systems including… Read More »

Today In Chatbots: Concur’s Hipmunk Demos, HelloGbye Launches

By | March 28, 2017

[UPDATE, June 28, 2017: Sabre announced plans for a new chatbot that travel agencies would white-label. According to Sabre Labs director of technology Mark McSpadden, Casto Travel and TSI signed up to conduct a pilot later this year.] Concur still isn’t saying much about its plans for Hipmunk, but a client conference this month featured a roadmap for its… Read More »

Teleconference 7: Mobile Technology

By | December 8, 2016

Mobile Technology March 9, 2017 Buy the full recording here. Gift the recording here. Check out the slides below. Play a snippet. It’s everywhere, so what’s next for mobile technology in corporate travel? Our expert panel discussed the status quo, keys to creating a mobile strategy, the possible impact of mobile self-service on jobs and operations, and emerging functions like chatbots.… Read More »

New Corporate Booking Platform Using Artificial Intelligence

By | November 10, 2016

There’s a new player in corporate booking technology. Before the year is out it expects to activate a booking portal for an undisclosed Fortune 10 company. Phase two early next year would bring a proactive artificial intelligence service scanning emails and calendars to present optimal itineraries based on corporate policies. It’s already working with two travel management companies… Read More »

Experts See Artificial Intelligence Boosting Travel Management Innovation

By | August 2, 2016

Denver — Artificial intelligence could propel travel management past other disciplines on service innovation. According to experts, this is because of its data and people. American Express Global Business Travel’s Evan Konwiser said business travel firms have the info to make AI useful. Others don’t. Among these data are user profiles, history, preferences and loyalty. Content, rates and negotiated contracts… Read More »

U.S. Federal Government Funds Artificial Intelligence For Travel Risk Management

By | July 29, 2016

Monitoring the “dark web” for chatter to predict terrorist activity is expensive and largely the purview of law enforcement. Travel risk management startups, however, are developing technology to help clients more quickly respond to threatening incidents. It’s possible, for example, to issue tsunami alerts following an earthquake. Good intel can highlight areas with a higher likelihood of violence,… Read More »