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Google Assistant will soon predict flight delays on smartphones

According to Google, its algorithms would predict if the flight would be getting late and would then notify users on their phones.

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New Delhi Published on: December 19, 2018 19:20 IST
Google Assistant will soon predict flight delays on smartphones
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Google Assistant will soon predict flight delays on smartphones

Google is rolling out a new tool to keep a check on your cross-country flights, keeping it stress-free. With the help of flight status data combined with Machine Learning (ML), Google will soon tell users over the phone just in case the flight would be getting delayed even before the airlines.

According to Google, its algorithms would predict if the flight would be getting late and would then notify users on their phones.

"We use historic flight status data combined with machine learning to make these predictions in advance of airlines confirming delays," Google said in a blog post late on Tuesday.

In order to help with the increase in delayed flight, Google Assistant will now show predicted flight delays as well, along with the explanation of what caused the delay and when it might be resolved.

“Whether you’re coming off a holiday high or in need of relaxation after all the hustle and bustle, the beginning of the new year is a prime time to think about your next trip,” Richard Holden, vice president of product management at Google, wrote in a blog post. “With the holidays approaching, many of us will travel to see family or go on a vacation.”

"You can ask things like, 'Hey Google, is my flight on time?' or 'Hey Google, what's the status of the American Airlines flight from Philadelphia to Denver?'" said Google.

(With IANS inputs)

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