Google Assistant to Be More Proactive About Flight Delay Alerts
Google today said Google Assistant will play a greater role in alerting travelers to delayed flights. The Assistant has been sharing delayed flight predictions since earlier this year. It uses historic flight data and merges that with machine learning to predict when a flight may be delayed — sometimes before even the airline knows. With the number of travelers increasing during the holidays, Google says it will share flight delay predictions more proactively. Assistant will send notifications to users’ phones when it determines there might be a delay, and it will offer details behind the delay when it can. These changes will appear automatically, though travelers can always ask the Assistant directly about their flight’s status.
Jan 31, 2018
Google today improved its Google Flights tool by adding the ability to predict flight delays. The company is pairing historical flight data with machine learning algorithms to determine delays before the airline itself can.
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Dec 14, 2017
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