Hotel Wi-Fi Test Introduces Speed Prediction Algorithm

By Clayton Hamshar July 24, 2014

Hotel Wi-Fi Test is a company that specializes in collecting, analyzing, and distributing data about the quality of Wi-Fi in hotels around the world. Its main function is to perform comprehensive speed tests for various hotels and centralize this information in a database, which is then made available to travelers. However, the company has by no means managed to collect data for every hotel in the world so they have introduced a state-of-the-art machine learning algorithm to provide the best estimate possible for those that have yet to be tested.

The algorithm utilizes information from the database and weighs a variety of other factors in order to give the most accurate prediction possible. These factors include geographical location, the trends of specific hotel chains, other features in a hotel that may affect Wi-Fi performance and many others. The company claims that the system is like an evolved version of the system an experienced traveler may use when determining the best hotel to choose, but benefits from a mass of experiences and tests as opposed to limited personal experiences.

On Hotel Wi-Fi Test’s websites, almost every hotel in the world has either results from a formal test or predictions made using the algorithm. The hotels that are still just estimates are clearly marked to emphasize that they are not as accurate as those that have been tested. The website features a searchable interface with an accompanying “speed map” that displays the data in a more visually comprehensible manner.

The company is making strong efforts to expand the data that is backed up with test results, hoping to one day have a database so comprehensive that the algorithm is rendered useless. Until then, it is intended to fill the gaps and ensure the service is as useful as possible to travelers.




Edited by Maurice Nagle

Contributing Writer

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

Why People Don't Update Their Computers

By: Special Guest    7/13/2018

When the WannaCry ransomware attacked companies all over the world in 2017, experts soon realized it was meant to be stopped by regular updating. Even…

Read More

More Intelligence About The New Intelligence

By: Rich Tehrani    7/9/2018

TMC recently announced the launch of three new artificial intelligence events under the banner of The New Intelligence. I recently spoke with TMC's Ex…

Read More

Technology, Innovation, and Compliance: How Businesses Approach the Digital Age

By: Special Guest    6/29/2018

Organizations must align internally to achieve effective innovation. Companies should consider creating cross-functional teams or, at a minimum, incre…

Read More

Contribute Your Brain Power to The New Intelligence

By: Paula Bernier    6/28/2018

The three events that are part of The New Intelligence are all about how businesses and service providers, and their customers, can benefit from artif…

Read More

TMC Launches The New Intelligence - an Unparalleled AI and Machine Learning Conference & Expo in Florida

By: TMCnet News    6/28/2018

TMC announced the launch of The New Intelligence conference and expo - The Event Powering the AI Revolution. This exciting new event will take place o…

Read More