Airbnb uses AI to crack down on Halloween parties
AI might soon come for our jobs, but first it’s going to shut down our parties — on certain rental properties, at least.
Those looking to throw a Dead Man’s Party or host a Monster Mash should steer clear of Airbnb this Halloween.
The rental broker is using an artificial intelligence-driven “anti-party system” across the U.S. and Canada to shut down soirees before they start.
The system identifies potentially higher risk one- and two-night bookings by sifting data for hundreds of red flags, including length of stay, distance to the listing, and whether the booking is last-minute.
The effort is part of a global party ban established in response to shootings at some gatherings, and to protect properties and bolster community relations.