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Disney taps Hitachi for smarter theme park magic

Internet of things to improve ride maintenance and visitor experience

Hitachi's Internet  of Things technology will be employed to improve visitors' experience at Disney World.   © Reuters

LAS VEGAS, U.S. -- Hitachi will enter a partnership with The Walt Disney Co. to provide artificial intelligence and analytics at the entertainment giant's theme parks, the Japanese technology group said Wednesday.

Hitachi Vantara, Hitachi's U.S. unit, has agreed to provide data analysis for both Disneyland and Disney World through the Lumada suite of internet of things tools. The partnership was announced at NEXT 2019, the data technology conference being held in Las Vegas.

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