Airports utilize AI to reduce holiday travel stress

Zensors, an AI provider, has announced airports are taking steps to alleviate holiday travel stress, the company said.

Tulsa International Airport recently launched a therapy dog program, with 30 dogs that rotate through the airport´s terminals and concourses with the mission of interacting with travelers to help ease travel tension and improve the overall airport experience.

Other airports have put similar programs in place– Denver´s Canine Airport Therapy Squad or CATS is made up of over 100 dogs, one cat of more than 40 different breeds that greet passengers in blue plaid Pet Me vests.

Pittsburgh International Airport and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport are amongst the first airports that are relying on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to reduce the stress of the holiday rush. Developed by Zensors, airports can provide travelers with real-time wait estimates at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints to give passengers an idea of how much time they can expect to wait in the security queue.

Spun out of Carnegie Mellon University — the birthplace of Artificial Intelligence — Zensors enables smart and reactive spaces through cutting-edge computer vision technologies.