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Airbnb tests ‘anti-party technology’ in US – News

Vacation rental site Airbnb wants to crack down on users who rent out homes to host parties. After a global ban on parties, it will now test technology to block them.

Technology should identify guests who have goals other than sleeping politely in a rental home and playing tourist during the day. The software looks at how many positive reviews a user has already received, how long they plan to stay, how far they live from the rental home, and more. In this way, Airbnb aims to “reduce the ability of criminals to host prohibited parties that negatively impact our hosts, their neighbors and the communities around them,” the company said. In a blog post.

The software is currently being tested in the US and Canada. This has previously been tried in Australia and is said to have resulted in around 35% fewer unauthorized parties. The system mainly targets full houses booked by high-risk guests. Those users can still rent a room or rooms in the shared space.

Airbnb decided to ban parties at the end of 2019 after an incident in California killed people. 5 killed in shooting at (unsanctioned) party at Airbnb rental Earlier systems mainly took into account the age of the users. In the new system, that factor becomes less important.

Technology should identify guests who have goals other than sleeping politely in a rental home and playing tourist during the day. The software looks at how many positive reviews a user has already received, how long they plan to stay, how far they live from the rental home, and more. In this way, Airbnb aims to “reduce the ability of criminals to host prohibited parties that negatively impact our hosts, their neighbors and the communities around them,” the company said in a blog post. The software is currently being tested in the US and Canada. This has previously been tried in Australia and is said to have resulted in around 35% fewer unauthorized parties. The system mainly targets full houses booked by high-risk guests. Those users can still rent a room or rooms in the shared space. Airbnb decided to ban parties at the end of 2019 after an incident in California killed people. 5 killed in shooting at (unsanctioned) party at Airbnb rental Earlier systems mainly took into account the age of the users. With the new system, that factor becomes less important.

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