Great to see so much discussion around generative AI at ITB Berlin last week. In particular I heard there was significant debate within the sightseeing & experiences sector, where generative AI is fundamentally a product innovation, as opposed to flights & hotels sectors where generative AI powers retail innovation. However several key topics remain undiscussed. […]
The next four topics that need to be discussed about generative AI
March 13th, 2023 by Alex Bainbridge
How San Francisco shapes the future of tourism and robotaxis
February 28th, 2023 by Alex Bainbridge
Publicly available autonomous vehicles (e.g. robotaxis) are here. My Autoura service is available (for early testing) operating tourism experiences in four US cities – San Francisco, Las Vegas, Austin & Phoenix, using publicly available robotaxis. We have no vehicles ourselves. I have been disappointed that the tour bus sector hasn’t grasped the incoming disruption that […]
What does technology innovation in sightseeing & experiences look like in 2023?
February 21st, 2023 by Alex Bainbridge
In the last couple of months there has been a whirlwind of tech news much of it lead by discussion about generative AI such as ChatGPT. But underneath all of that, innovators in our sector have begun to tentatively hint at what they are focussed on. Therefore it is worthwhile documenting what people have said, […]
Is forming a sightseeing industry DAO the only solution to AI centralisation?
January 25th, 2023 by Alex Bainbridge
Generative AI such as ChatGPT is an era defining technology and it merits the number of articles and videos created on this topic. However we are ignoring one core debate, we need to talk about what happens when this and related AI technologies scale, which they will. This article focusses on this important topic with […]
How many AI generated experiences do consumers want?
January 11th, 2023 by Alex Bainbridge
Is it thousands per city like today? Or is it tens of thousands perhaps? Or could leading retailers just have 10 experiences per city that are each highly configurable & personalised? Today’s upper bounds example is Rome on Viator, where Viator has 7000 things to do just in Rome and the surrounding area. I am […]