Google takes next step in AI trip planning

The premium edition of the Gemini generative AI chatbot will soon have the ability to build travel plans using plain language with a simple command

May 15, 2024

The tech giant is expanding the travel planning capabilities of AI Overviews, the AI feature it introduced to traditional Google search this year. Initially available only to U.S. users who opt in, AI Overviews is rolling out to all U.S. users this week and will soon expand to other countries.

Key takeaways

  • During its Google I/O developer conference, the company demonstrated how the chatbot is progressing toward its goal of becoming a "true AI assistant;”
  • One example scenario began with a request: "My family and I are going to Miami for Labor Day. My son is passionate about art and my husband is craving fresh seafood. Can you pull my flight and hotel details from Gmail and help me plan our weekend?" In the background, AI generates potential travel options from various information channels, creating a personalized vacation agenda;
  • In addition, Google is enhancing Search to provide more comprehensive recommendations during the initial brainstorming phase, especially when requests are less specific. The AI-powered response includes categorized sets of suggestions.

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