KBSU will develop a chat-bot for tourists

Release date: 20.01.2022
KBSU will develop a chat-bot for tourists
What student research projects deserve to be implemented in the coming years at the Kabardino-Balkarian State University named after H. M. Berbekov, discussed at the meetings of the acting. Vice-Rector for Research, Professor Svetlana Khashirova with representatives of student scientific associations. On January 18, students of the Institute of Informatics, Electronics and Robotics, the College of Information Technologies and Economics and the Institute of Pedagogy, Psychology and Physical Education of the university presented their ideas for their projects.

The projects selected by the expert committee will be supported by internal grants from KBSU and as part of the university’s participation in the Priority 2030 program. The development of youth technological and social entrepreneurship, planned as part of the KBSU development strategy, can have a significant and positive impact on the development of our republic, on its economy, — Svetlana Khashirova outlined the purpose of the meeting. Beslan Shurdumov, head of SSS IIEiR KBSU, spoke about the development of a digital service — a chat bot based on the Telegram messenger for the tourism industry of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, noting that their chat bot as part of the built-in functionality of the messenger will be created in order to organize the process of communication between users to obtain the necessary information on a predefined tag. Now future tourists, with some effort, can find all the necessary information for planning a trip in search engines or on the website of a travel agency, choose a tour on their own or clarify something in an online chat with a travel agent. All these tasks can be solved by a virtual assistant and reduce the time spent by both travel agency employees and customers. For example, you can ask a chatbot about interesting places for a summer vacation. He will offer the best options, determine convenient travel dates, suggest airline and hotel options depending on the budget, and add the trip to the client’s calendar. We plan to complete the development of the KBR Tourist app by August 1, 2022,” — Beslan Shurdumov outlined the main idea of ​​the project.

Regina Demchenko, a representative of the SNO KIT&E KBSU, spoke about how the boarding house «Cheget» in the Elbrus region can be transformed into an eco-hotel, thereby increasing the flow of tourists to the republic. SSS IPPiFSO presented the educational project “School of Inclusive Volunteering “Inklusive Lite 2.0”. “In order for your project to be successful, you need to answer the questions: who needs your product? Who are your competitors? What is your advantage? How much money do you need and when will the project pay off? To support your development, experts must be sure that this project has an innovative component, high competitiveness, economic efficiency and benefits for the development of our republic,” — said Svetlana Khashirova. Until January 25, student scientific associations must finalize the presentations of their projects with the justification of costs and the designation of the expected results of the project. Student scientific associations will present their projects at KBSU on February 8, the Day of Russian Science, at the exhibition of innovative projects of young scientists of the North Caucasus.