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Meet 'Savvy Baba', a chatbot to help plan your holidays

The human-like persona of this savvy 'baba' provides quick, quirky answers to all your queries. He will not only tell you all he knows about them but also give you real time information.

BT Online   New Delhi     Last Updated: July 23, 2016  | 08:09 IST
Meet 'Savvy Baba', a chatbot to help plan your holidays
You can chat with ixibaba on Facebook messenger by adding ixigo to your contacts or sending a direct message to ixigo.

This news will cheer the traveller in you!  Who wouldn't want a personal travel assistant, right?

Travel search marketplace Ixigo has launched 'ixibaba', an artificial intelligence chatbot, designed to simplify the lives of travellers.

The human-like persona of this savvy 'baba' provides quick, quirky answers to all your travel planning and booking related queries. He will not only tell you all he knows about them but also give you real time information such as the weather, travel routes, flight timings, train status, etc.

You will get answers to questions as simple as "What are the cheapest flights to Mumbai tomorrow" or "Find me things to do in Goa in December" or "Flight schedule of 6E184" or "How to go from Patna to Ahmedabad" to complex questions such as "Show me hotels with a pool in Jaipur for under 2000" or "What are some good weekend getaways from Delhi this season?"


You can also chat with ixibaba on Facebook messenger by adding ixigo to your contacts or sending a direct message to ixigo.

"A first-of-its-kind innovation in the Indian travel space, this development is in line with the advances in chat technology and customer interaction," said ixigo CEO and Co-Founder, Aloke Bajpai on the new product launch.

"It took us one year to build ixibaba and it will continue evolving as it learns from real interactions with travelers, since we use artificial intelligence and deep-learning. In tests with over 1000 users, we have seen a nearly 80 percent accuracy in recognizing travel related queries, and we expect this to continue improving" said Rajnish Kumar, CTO and Co-Founder.

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