Airbnb had six patents in artificial intelligence during Q4 2023. Airbnb Inc filed a patent for a search system that can handle split stays, where a user specifies a multiple-day length of stay parameter that exceeds a minimum threshold. The system generates a combined listing including two portions of the stay parameter and presents it along with other matching listings in a ranked order. GlobalData’s report on Airbnb gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Airbnb grant share with artificial intelligence as a theme is 83% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Split stays ranking and matching (Patent ID: US20230368084A1)

The patent filed by Airbnb Inc. describes a search system that can handle split stays, where a user's request for a stay exceeds a minimum length of stay threshold. The system generates a combined listing that includes two portions of the requested stay, allowing users to view and book accommodations that match their needs. The method involves storing listings, receiving user requests, determining stay parameters, generating combined listings, and presenting them in a ranked order to users. The system aims to enhance user experience by providing flexible options for stays that do not meet the minimum length requirement.

Additionally, the patent outlines various methods to refine the search results, including considering destination categories, user profiles, and availability thresholds. The system can also adjust the level of flexibility and diversity in ranking and combining listings based on user preferences and past interactions. By utilizing neural networks and computational algorithms, the system can efficiently match user requests with suitable accommodations, ensuring a seamless and personalized booking experience for Airbnb users.

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