Google Assistant Will Soon Predict Flight Delays

Using flight status data combined with Machine Learning (ML), Google Assistant will soon tell you over the phone if your flight would be delayed even before the airline announces it. According to Google, Assistant will notify users on phones when its algorithms predict that their flights would be late. “Earlier this year, we started sharing flight delay predictions (via Google Flight) when you search for your flight status and we’re 85% confident that the flight will eventually be delayed.


“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, according to IANS.

To help with the increase in delayed flights, the Google Assistant will now show predicted flight delays, too.

“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.

“Over the next few weeks, the Assistant will begin proactively notifying you on your phone if we predict a flight delay and tell you the reason if we know it,” the company added.

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December 20, 2018 4:46 am 4:46 AM

Does it matter to general travelers ? You need to be on time irrespective of flight delays or you miss it

December 19, 2018 1:04 pm 1:04 PM

Google should think about Indian railways.

December 21, 2018 1:48 pm 1:48 PM

My thoughts exactly.. and Indian Railways should use such data and AI to monitor and shrink the delays.

December 19, 2018 11:55 am 11:55 AM

As well as train delays. They bought an app I guess (forgot the name)

December 21, 2018 1:54 pm 1:54 PM

App name is “Where is my train” . They use A-GPS like similar technology where they track mobile tower ID and its location to ping point train locations instead of GPS via installed app in user’s phone. I think Google will use this technology in Maps for better traffic data, location data, train data, flight data.