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After last holiday season’s airline fiasco, when Southwest Airlines left thousands of flyers stranded in airports, many people were wondering just how such things can happen in the age of AI. In fact, one of the biggest critiques of Southwest Airlines was that they were slow to use artificial intelligence platforms for flying in 2023 that other competitors had long ago adopted. 

Now, six months later, the New York Times reports that there is a lot to be optimistic about for the future of airlines. Specifically, AI will ensure that most flights are going to be much smoother—literally because there will be less turbulence experienced thanks to AI’s predictions. 

How AI Is Changing Travel

Recall that the inciting incident of the airline fiasco this past December was inclement weather. 

Of course, the weather is unpredictable, but if there is one thing to know about artificial intelligence, it is better at making predictions than humans. 

In fact, it is far better than humans. This is because AI can analyze inhuman loads of data at a superhuman rate. Also, AI does not sleep and never gets tired or distracted, so it can perform at a high level on demand, at any time of the day

As AI grows in sophistication, airlines will be able to lean on AI platforms to gain incredibly accurate weather predictions. 

From there, you are less likely to see flights delayed or canceled. Also, there will be a much smaller chance of you boarding a plane that will have to deal with “sudden turbulence”. 

The big question, then, is what AI platform will the airlines rely on? Another important thing to understand about AI is that not all AI platforms have the same capabilities or achieve the same level of performance. 

So, airlines will have to choose a quality candidate for making weather predictions. 

IBM’s Weather Predicting AI Will Be Essential for Airlines Flying in 2023

The single best weather prediction platform will be offered by IBM.

This is because IBM already specializes in weather prediction AI through its efforts with The Weather Company, which is the world’s most accurate weather forecaster.

In case you were wondering just how hard AI can work—and outwork human beings—, consider that The Weather Company can already make 25 billion forecasts a day. It can also handle up to 550,000 requests per second. 

What this means is that IBM has weather prediction technology that can scale up to meet even the most severe weather circumstances. 

Along with that, it will also be the most reliable. Not only will this be useful for airlines for preventing scheduling bad-weather flights that will have to be delayed, but it can also keep pilots up to date on potential weather problems while in the air. 

Weather technology is just one example of IBM’s world-class AI prediction platforms, which can be used to benefit your business. To learn more about these products, read on below. 

Want to Use AI for Your Business? Let’s GO. 

With ChatGPT, artificial intelligence finally had its “iPhone moment”.

Like smartphones, which were once a niche technology, AI is slowly becoming universally recognized as one of the most important and life-changing technologies of our era. 

There are many business owners out there wondering how they can take advantage of AI. What they may not know is that plenty of businesses, including their competitors, are already using AI. 

Right now, the technology is available to business owners. They just need to know where to look. 

Guardian Owl Digital has a proven track record of working with businesses through its AI and machine learning initiative, GO AI. 

GO AI, through a partnership with Findability Sciences, offers clients the services of AI platforms like IBM Watson that offer you automated marketing solutions. 

This includes TouchUp, which will tell you how your customers will receive your creative marketing materials. 

Predict+ offers up to 99% accurate predictions for important data such as customer churn rates or the prices of materials you order for your operations. 

Persona modeling offers you key cognitive insights into your customer base, enabling you to improve your marketing and customer outreach efforts based on what your customers care about. 

And that is just a few of the AI and machine learning solutions that we offer. 

From finance to manufacturing to healthcare and beyond, any and every industry, and businesses of all sizes, can benefit from our affordable AI solutions. 

So, what are you waiting for? GO AI today to grow your business. 

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