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How AI-driven ‘voicebots’ can help airline personnel — and their companies

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Airline workers have it tough. A new generation of voice-driven software bots promises to make their work easier. Airline employees, whether pilots, flight attendants or maintenance/repair/overhaul (MRO) technicians, are often called on to perform challenging tasks — and in a hurry. Think of a pilot dealing with mechanical failure, a flight attendant who can’t make […]

5 ways airlines benefit by integrating digital agents with live ones

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Many of us have had an experience similar to this: You call an airline to make a reservation and get a digital agent on the phone. The call starts off fine, but when you ask if your friend can sit next to you on the flight, the digital agent stalls and sends you to a […]

The two most common questions companies ask about artificial intelligence and machine learning

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are rapidly evolving to help companies with both digital transformation and innovation. There has been a lot of hype and discussion about these topics, and, in a very short time, we have moved the conversation from “AI is cool” to “AI can drive specific business outcomes.” Experience has […]

Machines that pay each other using digital wallets

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People use digital wallets such as Venmo and PayPal and, more recently, cryptocurrencies such as bitcoins to make frictionless payments, peer to peer. What if machines could use digital wallets to make frictionless payments, machine to machine? Autonomous vehicles — such as cars, fork lifts, trucks or any industrial machine — could pay for their […]

Robotic process automation: You might be doing it wrong

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Robotic process automation (RPA) has the potential to save companies significant amounts of money by shifting mundane, repetitive tasks, such as data extraction or data translation, from humans to robotic software agents.  In fact, the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that half of the activities that workers are currently paid $15 trillion in wages to perform […]

4 reasons insurers need AI to proactively fight fraud

The insurance industry consists of more than 7,000 companies that collect more than $1 trillion in premiums annually, providing fraudsters with huge opportunities to commit fraud using a growing number of schemes. Fraudsters are successful too often. According to FBI statistics, the total cost of non-health insurance fraud is estimated at more than $40 billion […]