Skye now has its very own artificial intelligence information service.
Calum MacDonald, the creator of Donald from Skye, has officially launched the Tourist Chatbot.
Using world leading technology, Calum has created a 24/7 live information service to answer any questions visitors might have.
The Tourist Chatbot, which has been in development over the last year, uses artificial intelligence to respond to tourists in real time and is accessed via www.Donaldfromskye.com.
Calum explains: “I created the Donald from Skye platform in response to a backlash we were experiencing on the Isle of Skye around tourism. It has taken me the best part of a year to be able to bring to life my vision with the Tourist Chatbot but I couldn’t be happier with the results! The bot is pretty good at understanding people, just don’t swear at him or ask him where his troosers are!
“Skye is the first place to have this and people should be very proud and promote him. The uses for this technology are incredible."
Calum continued: "This model is a no brainer to me, every place should have one – it is local knowledge programmed by local people. The information is unbiased and represents all businesses and facilities on the island.”