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CHALLENGE #2

THE VISITORS CHALLENGE

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BACKGROUND

The Eurovision Song Contest attracts tens of thousands of tourists to the hosting city. This is a golden opportunity for Tel Aviv-Yafo to show the world that the city is an outstanding host for international events - and the best way to do this is by providing tourists an amazing time during their visit.

Visiting Tel Aviv-Yafo can be an expensive experience, considering costs of accommodation, food, alcohol, transportation, shopping, and more. This might be frustrating for low-budget visitors, and this is the problem we would like you to address.

THE CHALLENGE

Your mission is to develop technological tools and services that help tourists reduce the costs of their stay. Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality would prefer solutions that might improve the visitors’ experience in real time or in future visits, by monitoring information in real time (e.g. complaints on fraud) or in retrospect.

EXAMPLE USE CASES

  1. A central information base (e.g. for happy hours)

  2. Group purchases (e.g. via coupons, a bracelet)

  3. Community tools (e.g. for visitors to meet with locals, exchange information, etc)

  4. Digital wallets

  5. Any other creative use case that would lower the experience cost for tourists or otherwise make their visit amazing
     

RESOURCES

  1. Tel Aviv Open Data Layers - https://opendata.tel-aviv.gov.il/

  2. Custom Vision - https://www.customvision.ai

  3. Cognitive Services - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cognitive-services/

  4. Microsoft Translator - https://blogs.microsoft.com/ai/ai-powered-captioning/