Technology Google Duplex tech enables the Assistant to book movie tickets online
Google begins testing Assistant movie ticket reservations in Chrome
Google made waves last year when it introduced Duplex, its Assistant-powered tool which could place phone calls to make reservations. The futuristic feature began as a small test before rolling out to most US states, and at Google IO earlier this year, the company announced it would be expanding Duplex to provide web-based AI assistance as well. Now, that expansion has begun testing, and select Chrome users in the US can try using Duplex to help book movie tickets.As reported by Android Police, if you're part of the test then when you look up show times for a movie in Chrome you'll see the usual options to book tickets at different theaters plus a new addition.
In an amazing demo at Google I/0, Google 's Assistant can actually ring up a salon or a restaurant to make an appointment for you. You don't have to call yourself even if the pizzeria doesn't have an online reservation system.
Google made a huge splash with its Duplex technology on the Google Assistant that allows the Assistant to automatically make restaurant reservations for In the states, the Assistant can book tickets on more than 70 cinemas and ticketing services, including Fandango, MovieTickets .com
Thanks to Google's Duplex technology, as of this week the Google Assistant can now navigate the web to book movie tickets online.
Though users have been able to order movie tickets via the Google Assistant since last year, a new Duplex integration allows for the voice assistant to reserve seats, too.
Already with Google's Duplex technology, the Assistant could book restaurant reservations over the phone on the owner's behalf; however, reserving a movie online requires more technical knowhow than making a call.
Essentially, the Assistant can now navigate the web and guide users through the reservation process (on Chrome) which can be initiated by a user saying something like "Hey Google, showtimes for [movie title] in Phoenix this weekend." The Assistant will automatically input any information necessary to book the movie as long as it's already saved to the browser.
The Google Assistant can make movie reservations for over 70 theaters and ticketing services including AMC, Fandango, and MovieTickets.com.
Tourism: The Chinese giant Ctrip buys the British Skyscanner for $ 1.7 billion
Skyscanner passes under the Chinese flag. The largest Chinese online travel agency Ctrip is about to buy the Skyscanner UK flight comparison for $ 1.7 billion (1.4 billion pounds).Ctrip indicates that the transaction will be primarily in cash.
that "Skyscanner sells online travel, but it's more than any online travel site, and its technology is often seen and cited as being developed by one of the most important British firms in this field. "
Ctrip: a sales volume of ... 50 billion euros a year?
Ctrip is a tool that allows users to book airline tickets, train tickets and hotels.the site would have a sales volume of about 50 billion euros per year. With this acquisition, Ctrip seeks to conquer the European and American markets.
For its part Skyscanner offers services similar to Ctrip and has 60 million active users per month, especially in Europe. The European company should maintain its operational independence and current leadership.
quarterly earnings report that it would also buy "two major US specialty tour operators to serve Chinese travelers" without further clarification.
"The acquisition of Skyscanner, as well as these two acquisitions in the United States, are part of Ctrip's redoubled efforts to expand its operations abroad," said Zhang Min, an analyst at Business Connect. China.
Shaun Rein, general manager of China Market Research Group"Ctrip has needs to make acquisitions internationally in order to grow its own technology."
Ctrip dominates the Chinese market without sharing
Zang Mhine also said that Ctrip crush the Chinese online tourism market, which helps understand its desire to expand abroad.
"Ctrip is already overwhelmingly dominating the Chinese market, both in terms of air ticket purchases and hotel bookings, so its future lies in its expansion outside of China."
This expansion abroad should be facilitated by far higher rates charged by its competitors, adds the expert. This strategy is also reflected in partnerships with foreign countries. France had reached an agreement with the tour operator in 2014 to promote the
is also buying more Chinese tourism The transaction with Skyscanner, already approved by the boards of the two companies, is still subject to regulatory approval, but should be finalized by the end of the year according to the press releases.
This acquisition is the latest in a series of acquisitions by Chinese companies in the tourism sector. Insurer Anbang has acquired the US luxury hotel chain Strategic Hotel & Resorts. The Fosun conglomerate also got its hands on the French Club Med, before investing in the British tour operator Thomas Cook.
(With AFP and Reuters)
An end to slip-ups with Google Assistant .
If you make a mistake, it is now possible to cancel Google intelligent assistant orders using a simple voice command. The newly updated Google Assistant help page has revealed that it is now possible to cancel your most recent voice command by simply saying "Hey Google, that wasn't for you." Using this feature, you can prevent Google Assistant from storing commands or pieces of information that were given by accident. Let's not forget that itThe newly updated Google Assistant help page has revealed that it is now possible to cancel your most recent voice command by simply saying "Hey Google, that wasn't for you.
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