Information Systems Integration – Tony Messina

Google to predict flight delays with machine learning

Gone are the days of just simple applications. Google in its latest update to its Flights application added a new feature, predicting flight delays. The new feature is back by machine learning. Machine learning is vast and an emerging space in the world of technology. Soon traditional application with fall behind to smart applications that utilize these new and emerging technologies. For Google Flights machine learning to build a model that can process historical data and use different indexes (location, weather, flight times) to predict delays. Within the application, a delay is only showed if the prediction has a confidence of 80% or greater. This a very innovative feature that will increase customer engagement and user experience for the application. This is not a “fun” feature but to weary travellers, it’s an important feature.





How can Machine Learning add value to other applications? What apps will machine learning change next?

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