• April 24, 2024

In celebration of World Children’s Day, which takes place annually on November 20, digital travel platform Agoda launched a children’s book using Generative AI (Gen AI) technology.

The book, Maya and the Secret World of Agoda, sparks the imagination and encourages kids to explore and enjoy technology. It is now available to download for free on the Agoda platform and is available in multiple languages, including Thai and English. 

Gen AI tools ChatGPT and Midjourney crafted the original copy and the initial visual designs for the 24-page children’s book under the supervision of Agoda’s marketing, tech, and translation teams. 

Maya and the Secret World of Agoda follows the story of a young girl named Maya, who embarks on an adventure while visiting her mother at Agoda’s Bangkok office. The book introduces technological concepts through fun characters, making it an enjoyable and educational option for tech-savvy families.

“While the book was created mostly for fun and to inspire a future generation of tech talent, we take Gen AI very seriously within Agoda,” said Idan Zalzberg, Chief Technology Officer at Agoda. “There are over seventy internal projects taking place in the tech department alone to leverage increasing efficiency and improving our platform for travelers globally. Gen AI improvements are, as we speak, contributing to new under-the-hood features on the Agoda platform and is powering a more effective customer support experience.”

Maya and the Secret World of Agoda is free to download here. There are editions available in the original AI-written English language, or in English combined with Thai, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Bahasa (Indonesia), Bahasa (Malaysia), Korean, and Vietnamese.

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