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AccuWeather Discusses New Virtual Assistant Technology at CES 2019

WHAT: The line between automated customer interaction and human interaction is razor thin. Skew too far one way and companies risk alienating key audiences. With more than 1.5 billion people relying on its forecasts worldwide, AccuWeather – the largest and fastest-growing weather media company and global leader in weather-related data, business and analytics – knows that one size does not fit all when it comes to communicating potentially life-saving information to consumers.

AccuWeather executives will be at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV, this week to discuss its new artificially intelligent virtual weather assistant, the AccuWeather Data and Weather Narrator – or DAWN, for short. DAWN relies on AccuWeather’s wealth of weather information, APIs, and proprietary algorithms, while leveraging AI technologies such as natural language understanding (NLU), machine learning (ML), and natural language generation (NLG,) to answer a variety of weather and lifestyle-related questions. Below is the type of information that DAWN can provide:

  • Daily forecast information for the next 45 days for locations around the world
  • Minute-by-minute and hour-by-hour forecast information
  • Apparel recommendations to answer questions, such as “Will I need an umbrella today?”
  • The ability to search when certain weather conditions will occur such as “When will it snow next?”
  • Daily notifications when there is precipitation in the forecast
  • Severe weather notifications

AccuWeather DAWN is currently integrated into different channels such as Facebook Messenger (app and desktop), Google Assistant (which is available through the app and Google’s smart speakers), and Samsung RCS messaging.

WHO: AccuWeather executives who will be available for interviews about DAWN include Kurt Fulepp, Global Chief Product Officer, and David Mitchell, Vice President of Digital Media, Emerging Platforms.

WHERE: 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, NV - Meetings available by appointment

WHEN: January 8-11, 2019

WHY: Recognized as the most trusted source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, AccuWeather saves lives and protects property through its well-documented record of Superior Accuracy™.  DAWN takes that life-saving data and allows consumers to get customized answers to their weather-related questions.

CONTACT: For interviews at CES 2019, contact or any of the contacts listed below.

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Eston Martz / 814.235.8622 /
Rhonda Seaton / 814.235.8555 /

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Jamie Paster / 973.588.2000 /