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Virtual assistant coming to an airport near you?
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Virtual assistant coming to an airport near you?

The way things are now at many modern airports mean you rarely have to speak to a person on your way to a flight..You can now check in at a kiosque as well as print out boarding passes and baggage tags at the same computerized terminal. In fact in many cases the first real person you come into contact with will be the agent at the security gate pointing out what can and cannot be in your carry-on and reminding you to put your liquids in a zip-lock bag.

Well, if UK based Tensator has its way that first contact will be replaced by a Virtual Assistant that won’t get bored repeating the same message over and over again. The first commercial application of this Virtual Assistant is London’s busy Luton airport.

The not quite holographic images have already spread to other British airports and what the company describes as the next generation digital signage system has launched in the US by Duane Reade, New York City’s largest drug store chain  at the grand
opening of its Wall Street megastore.

How long do you think it will be before we see these people replacements all over the place? Comment below.

Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

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