WayBlazer Press Room
There are a lot of people talking about the awesome things going on at WayBlazer… Check it out!
IBM Commercial Spots
AI Startup WayBlazer Awes the “Lion’s Den” at ARDA World 2017 Pitch Competition
April. 6, 2017
WayBlazer, an artificial intelligence startup transforming online travel planning, made a clean sweep during last week’s Lion’s Den ‘Digital Meets Travel‘ pitch competition at the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) 2017 Conference, winning the coveted “Top Innovator” and “People’s Choice” awards.
Visit Orlando’s New Mobile App a First for Travelers
Aug. 25, 2016
The No. 1 most visited destination in the U.S. – known for innovative vacation experiences – unveiled another “first” for visitors today with the beta launch of a destination mobile app that uses WayBlazer’s IBM Watson-enabled technology.
Hilton and IBM Pilot “Connie,” The World’s First Watson-Enabled Hotel Concierge
Mar. 9, 2016
Hilton Worldwide and IBM today announced a collaboration to pilot “Connie” – the first Watson-enabled robot concierge in the hospitality industry. Connie draws on domain knowledge from Watson and WayBlazer to inform guests on local tourist attractions, dining recommendations and hotel features and amenities.
The Leading Hotels of the World Taps IBM Watson to Launch Trip Discovery Tool on LHW.com
Mar. 2, 2016
The Leading Hotels of the World, a collection of uncommon luxury hotels, and WayBlazer, the world’s first cognitive travel platform, today announced the public beta launch of a sophisticated discovery tool on the Leading Hotels’ website that enables people to use natural dialogue while researching travel online.
Behind Orlando’s New IBM Watson-Powered Travel App
September 13, 2016
The app uses Austin-based WayBlazer’s software platform that combines Watson’s natural language APIs—tech that lets one software talk to another—with its own proprietary package containing massive amounts of travel data.
September 9, 2016
WayBlazer used the IBM cloud platform to incorporate Watson services for natural language processing. Watson has the cognitive computing ability to interpret unstructured social sentiment, images and reviews across multiple sites.
August 31, 2016
The tourism bureau says it has combined both augmented reality and artificial intelligence into a single app. The latter is using IBM Watson (powered by Wayblazer) technology to allow visitors to ask natural language questions about the destination.
August 29, 2016
Yo create the app, Visit Orlando partnered with WayBlazer, which is a Texas-based cognitive recommendation engine for the travel industry started by the founder of Travelocity, the chairman at Kayak and the former GM of IBM Watson.
August 29, 2016
Two other ads in the “IBM Cloud” campaign feature customers including media company Refinery29 and WayBlazer, a cognitive recommendation engine for the travel industry, which are using cloud technology to grow their businesses and improve the customer experience.
August 26, 2016
Users can ask conversational questions such as, “Where can I eat that has live music?” or, “Where can I find a scenic view in Orlando?” and get answers in real time. The app uses the WayBlazer artificial-intelligence platform to give users a more personalized navigation tool.
August 25, 2016
A new app, backed by the supercomputing power of IBM’s Watson, will tell you how to get the most out of every one of your minutes in the Sunshine State.
How IBM Is Building A Business Around Watson
August 21, 2016
To date, the program has attracted over 550 partners, including Satisfi, which is Watson to help customers navigate retail spaces, Fluid, an online shopping assistant and, WayBlazer, and intelligent travel guide.
IBM Case Study: WayBlazer
WayBlazer developed an online travel application that uses cognitive computing to interpret unstructured social sentiment, images and reviews across thousands of sites, then maximizes conversion and revenue by delivering specific answers and recommendations for each traveler.
The 5-Minute Interview: Ivan Portilla, IT Architect at IBM
4 technologies that will revolutionize mobile bookings in travel
July 5, 2016
By using the cognitive computing power of IBM’s Watson, WayBlazer is able to interpret search requests containing everyday language, which it then uses to scour the net in search of the most relevant, customized travel options.
When a Robot Books Your Airline Ticket
WayBlazer and Watson’s cognitive technology are the brains behind Connie, a robot being tested at the Hilton in McLean, Va., outside Washington. Connie answers guests’ questions about amenities and services, and also suggests local attractions.
WayBlazer has landed itself a major customer in its quest to bring the IBM Watson cognitive computing model to the travel industry. Trisept Solutions will be the first third party vendor to integrate the WayBlazer system into its technology for agencies, in a partnership that is set to go live in February this year.