Microsoft mentored BOOK ME BOB’s Lodge AI Chatbot now integrating with ChatGPT

In a world the place there are lots of issues being stated about Synthetic Intelligence (AI) know-how and ChatGPT, it’s simple to get misplaced and overwhelmed in attempting to know what all of it means for the Hospitality Trade.

Many within the Hospitality Trade are crying out for a corporation that may lower by way of and filter out all of the know-how hype to seek out the related worth for the Operators within the {industry}, no matter stage they might function at. That is the area the place BOOK ME BOB and its creators see themselves occupying.

New Zealand-based Co-founders David Thompson and Andy Dharmani, began at first of 2019, an organization that develops related AI know-how devoted to servicing the worldwide Hospitality Trade. Their first and flagship product is BOOK ME BOB, created using their deep data and understanding of hospitality operations and AI software program functionality by partaking with the Trade, innovating and creating a related reasonably priced software program and AI resolution that’s customizable and empowers Operators within the Trade. David, with 27 years expertise as a trainee working his approach as much as senior administration stage within the Hospitality Trade, and Andy Dharmani, with 22 years expertise within the growth of software program options, together with 15 years expertise in start-up know-how, together with the event of AI merchandise, they’re effectively positioned to fulfill the necessity of the Hospitality Trade to know and undertake new applied sciences that can help the Operators’ companies.

They launched BOOK ME BOB in early 2019, and the product was effectively obtained all through the Trade. Regardless of the numerous challenges the Trade confronted with the emergence and unfold of Covid-19, David and Andy had been undeterred and decided to succeed as they understood and had religion that on the opposite aspect of the worldwide disaster, the Hospitality Trade being adaptive, sturdy, and too vital to fail, would survive and profit from their product greater than ever.

Their laborious work and dedication is being rewarded with BOOK ME BOB experiencing development final 12 months of round 400 p.c and accelerating with anticipated development for the primary half of this 12 months of not less than 250 p.c for the 6 months to June 2023. As a part of their development plans, Andy has relocated to the USA to be nearer to that market, the place he can collaborate with others on different related know-how developments.

The corporate has additionally benefited from the assist and mentorship of Microsoft, having been chosen by them early of their firm growth to take part of their Freeway to 100 Unicorns and Venture Amplify Applications. Now with the discharge of the ChatGPT know-how, BOOK ME BOB’s additional product growth and enhancements seem boundless.

David Thompson stated, “Our dedication to Operators within the Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation Ecosystem, is to empower and help them to take again a place of better affect and possession of their buyer base and drive their direct income channels. That is the soul and objective of our enterprise. We’re very enthusiastic about ChatGPT, and our integrating with it boosts and deepens that dedication to a beforehand unobtainable stage. That is a type of great game-changing moments that allows our enterprise to innovate, have interaction with, and empower Operators within the {industry} and people who select to journey with us, to an entire new stage. Our message to the {industry} is straightforward, integrating with ChatGPT elevates and accelerates our potential to empower you. While we’re not the one gamers on this area, others make issues sound difficult, the place we’re devoted to retaining it easy however extremely efficient and with us concerned, that’s how issues can be.”

Andy Dharmani provides, “We had been granted early entry to Open AI, the builders of ChatGPT, final 12 months and have been engaged on our integration since then. It’s just like the lacking piece of a know-how puzzle when making a seamless dialog stream with our {industry} chatbot. The ChatGPT functionality utilized throughout the BOOK ME BOB chatbot will draw on our over 500,000 and quickly rising stock of industry-specific phrases, developed in session with Operators throughout the Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation Ecosystem, to provide a buyer expertise like by no means earlier than. Dialog with the BOOK ME BOB chatbot can be considerably extra fluid flowing, and pure feeling, with the engagement being way more environment friendly and significant for the Trade Operators’ visitors. It is a pivotal second; I get excited simply speaking about it, we’re geared up and dedicated to delivering product and repair excellence to our prospects, and this new technical functionality will elevate the empowerment stage of our prospects to take a place of better affect and possession of their relationship with their buyer base.”

Andy went on to say, “We perceive this new and different AI know-how very effectively; our unique growth work was intentionally arrange so we will adapt and pivot new applied sciences into our methods with out having to recreate something over again or take methods down for upkeep, enhancements and upgrades, it’s all Cloud-based and seamless. We additionally perceive that some may wish to undertake this new ChatGPT know-how at a distinct charge to others, so the combination has been designed and structured to be a key function of our product that may be turned on or off, because the Operator requires on the web site stage. There will even be no ready or wait lists. When launched, which is simply across the nook, entry to it will likely be instantaneous and as simple as a flick of the swap for any consumer already utilizing our know-how who desires the brand new function. Our prospects will select when to modify it on. Because of this anybody who adopts our product now could have the brand new function immediately accessible to them when launched; it will likely be as simple as that.”

The combination with ChatGPT is just not the one thrilling growth this firm is engaged on. David says, “There are different very thrilling developments within the pipeline coming within the subsequent few months, together with new options added to present merchandise, new merchandise, different integrations and collaborations. We’re repeatedly partaking, innovating and evolving within the curiosity of our prospects to empower them, which is what motivates us.”

For additional data, anybody can contact the corporate by way of the BOOK ME BOB web site at or by direct electronic mail at [email protected].