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Google Assistant May Soon Tell You About Flight Delays Over Smartphone

"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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Using flight status data combined with Machine Learning (ML), Google Assistant will soon tell you over 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 per cent confident that the flight will eventually be delayed.

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Google Assistant to soon predict flight delays on smartphones. (IANS)

“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.

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

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“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. (IANS)

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Bose Adds Google Assistant to its Smart Speakers, Soundbars

It would be sold directly from Bose stores, wholesale trade partners and online through Amazon.in for Rs 26,900

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Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones. (Representational image)

Google on Thursday announced an automatic software update that would bring the Google Assistant to all existing Bose smart speakers and soundbars.

The Google Assistant joins Amazon Alexa for voice control of smart home devices, and instant access to millions of songs and podcasts, help, information, and more.

Bose smart speaker owners can now also use Apple AirPlay 2 for simple streaming from Apple devices.

The Google Assistant can now connect with more than 5,000 devices for your home -- up from 1,500 this January, Google has announced.
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In addition, there is a small Bose smart speaker on the way. The Bose Home Speaker 300 can be pre-ordered on Amazon.in starting Thursday and would available from August 29.

Weighing a mere two pounds and measuring just over six-inch, the Bose Home Speaker 300’s acoustic package delivers powerful bass along with 360-degree sound – unlike conventional smart speakers that deliver a narrow beam of audio, the company said in a statement.

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It would be sold directly from Bose stores, wholesale trade partners and online through Amazon.in for Rs 26,900. (IANS)