Daily Archives: April 5, 2017

Everyone will tell you they are too busy to talk — but it is not true, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic

 

The appeal of the US as a tourism destination is falling as a result of the strong dollar and Donald Trump’s immigration policies, and airlines and travel companies say they are preparing for a difficult year. Madhumta Murgia talks to Murad Ahmed, the FT’s leisure correspondent, about the travel industry’s response.

 

Lili Cheng and her team at Microsoft’s FUSE Labs are at the forefront of research on social interaction with artificial intelligence. She joins the FT’s Richard Waters to discuss the evolution of chatbot technology, what the company learnt from its experience with Tay, and the personalisation we can expect from the virtual assistants and chat apps of the future.