Google can now tell you if your flight is delayed before your airline.
The firm is using artificial intelligence to accurately predict when commercial flights will be late.
Google says it is using historical airline data, including information on previous flight delays, to forecast future problems.
Using artificial intelligence, Google says it can predict delays with ‘80 per cent confidence’.
Google can now tell you about a delay to your flight before your airline. Google says it is using historical airline data, including information on previous flight delays, to forecast future problems
While that’s probably not good enough to cancel your taxi to the airport, it is accurate enough to hint at any potential issues before you set foot in the terminal.
Google has yet to confirm exactly what ‘historical data’ it uses to work out its predictions, or how far ahead it can predict delays.
Google Flights will only showcase predictions with 80 per cent certainty or above, it has confirmed.
These AI-generated forecasts will appear alongside confirmed delays from the airlines.
Google Flights will also show the reason for a confirmed delay.