Airbnb: AI shields New Year’s party crashers from rental homes.

Airbnb is using AI technology to crack down on people using its properties to host wild New Year’s Eve parties.

Last year, the company blocked 63,550 New Year’s Eve bookings in the United States, 13,200 in the United Kingdom, and 5,400 in Australia.

The company said it will be activating “proprietary AI and machine learning technology” to block booking attempts for full homes over the holiday weekend that “could be potentially higher-risk for a disruptive and unauthorized party.”

The technology scrapes through “hundreds” of different factors for each potential booking, including the duration of the trip, how far the booking is from their location, and if the reservation is being made at the last-minute.

The company will block some bookings for full homes that are one to three days in length if they are deemed “high risk.”