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World's first AI chatbot offers multi-language guidance to tourists at Tokyo Station

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Bespoke Inc and Tokyo Station City by East Japan Railway Company have announced the latest expansion for the fast-growing Artificial Intelligence (AI) service, Bebot. The AI chatbot is set to launch in Tokyo Station, the prime intercity train hub of Japan’s capital, and home of the world-famous shinkansen bullet trains.

Bebot has already launched at Narita International Airport in Japan, as well as in numerous hotels across the country. The launch at Tokyo Station will now allow English and Chinese-speaking users to utilize Bebotas they transfer from the airports to their hotels by train, or if they simply wish to explore more around the extensive Tokyo Station transport and shopping complex.

Bebot can be accessed at Tokyo Station simply by scanning a QR code printed on posters and flyers that will be located around the station. Visitors will be able to find the QR code and use Bebot across all sections of Tokyo Station, including its shops, train station platforms, and bullet trains. Visitors holding Japan Rail Pass vouchers will also be able to access Bebot to help find the exchange centre to receive their Japan Rail Pass.

"We are delighted to launch Bebot at this most iconic station in Japan to help visitors navigate Tokyo much easier," said Akemi Tsunagawa, CEO and founder of Bespoke Inc.

Tokyo Station’s Bebot will not only provide information about Tokyo Station itself, but provide a guide to landmarks, local restaurants and sightseeing spots in the area. A GPS redemption system will allow visitors three hours usage of Bebot after their initial access, and they can redeem access an unlimited number of times, anytime they return to Tokyo Station.

Bebot’s AI technology has been developed using both human chat services and AI developed by Bespoke Inc. Users can ask specific questions related to their travel plans by chat, and receive tips, directions and reviews without leaving the chat screen.

First launched in April 2017, Bebot already provides AI-powered concierge services in hotels globally and launched its Narita International Airport service in November 2017.

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This is great initiative from Japan to start using Chatbots in Tourism. I recently came across a chatbot service called Engati. It was very easy to build and now I have a chatbot for myself.

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