Forget ‘Artificial’ Intelligence, Lets Go for ‘Authentic’ Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence may be set to takeover our lives but Austrian Ski Instructors are going for something else – Chat SKiPT.

At “Chat SkiPT”, real ski instructors answer live questions about winter holidays and beyond.

It an initiative run by the Austrian National Tourist Office.

The ChatSkiPT.com website is already online and the chat phase started this week and continues until Saturday 20th January.

“Winter holidays in Austria are not just about state-of-the-art ski infrastructure with over 23,000 hectares of pistes and more than 2,600 ski lifts.

“What makes a holiday in Austria special are the authentic experiences and personal contacts,” said the MD of the Austrian National Tourist Office, Astrid Steharnig-Staudinger.

“The conversations with local people, hosts and ski instructors.

“We at the Austrian National Tourist Office are enthusiastic about technology and open to the possibilities and capabilities of artificial intelligence.

“With Chat SkiPT, we still want to remind everyone that it’s all about people and that AI cannot replace the friendly Austrian charm, at least not yet.”

Obertauern, Austria. Image © PlanetSKI

Obertauern, Austria. Image © PlanetSKI

Visitors write their questions in a chat window, similar to ChatGPT.

Instead of AI, 15 ski instructors from the Austrian ski regions respond.

The experts provide in-depth specialist knowledge about skiing, reveal how to enjoy the Austrian winter and are also happy to share a word or two of wisdom.

You can chat from Wednesday, 17 January 2024 to Saturday, 20 January 2024 during fixed time slots. The chat is available in English, German and Dutch.

Information on the chat times can be found on the website.