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Expedia’s Romie wants to be your AI travel agent


Expedia’s Romie wants to be your AI travel agent

Rabbit unveiled the r1 AI gadget in early January, promising a device that can interact with apps instead of just answering questions and generating content. At the time, I already felt like that was functionality coming down the road to all smartphones. Once Rabbit launched the r1, it became clear the device was essentially an Android smartphone running a single "r1" app.

Fast-forward to mid-May, Expedia announced an "AI-powered travel buddy" called Romie. As the name might suggest, this chatbot is supposed to help you with all your traveling needs, whether it's booking and canceling hotels, searching for attractions and securing tickets, or providing your loved ones with information about your itinerary.

Romie is one of many AI offerings that will help kill the Rabbit r1. As a reminder, one of the features Rabbit demoed in January was booking trips by voice. Then again, I'll also say that Romie sounds like little more than a custom GPT, albeit one that has a very particular set of skills.

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By: Chris Smith
Title: Expedia’s Romie wants to be your AI travel agent
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Published Date: Tue, 14 May 2024 17:00:00 +0000