Tech & Science Get your hotel rooms and flights right from Google search

07:12  07 february  2018
07:12  07 february  2018 Source:   Engadget

Google is using AI to predict flight delays

  Google is using AI to predict flight delays Flight delay alerts are helpful, but they usually depend on airlines notifying you in a timely fashion and they're not always quick on the draw. Google, however, is happy to fill that gap. It's updating its Flights feature with not only explanations for delays, but predictions. Its machine learning system will use historic flight status info to forecast delays, and flags them when there's at least an 80 percent confidence the prediction will come true. The company stresses that you should still show up on time (you don't want to miss a flight due to pessimism), but this could give you a hint of trouble before you set foot in the airport.

Google Flights is already a great place to search when you're headed out on vacation or business trips. Now some new updates will help you find and book hotels and flights right in a Google search .

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a screenshot of a cell phone© Provided by Engadget Google Flights is already a great place to search when you're headed out on vacation or business trips. It uses AI to predict possible flight delays, too, and helps you find rate information on hotels and airline tickets based on peak travel times. Now some new updates will help you find and book hotels and flights right in a Google search.

The company says that it also added improved price filtering, easier to find information on amenities, along with the new booking feature. There are some new interface features that help you check travel options on your mobile phone, too. Over the next few days, you'll see a "Hotels" option to tap at the top of a Google Flight search page. That way, you can see hotel availability and prices for whatever destination city you've already chosen. If you'd rather search for hotels first, you can flip over to the Flights tab as well to check prices and book your air travel. In addition, you can search by destination, then look up flights and hotels from there. Plus, companies like Last Minute Travel are connected to the system, so you can use them from your search results, too.

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You can now search for hotels right on Google and in Google Maps and get a list of hotels with Save up to 3 Book Flight + Hotel at the same time* Book together and SAVE! Search Cars. You can complete the For the first time, Google users can book a hotel room without ever leaving the

Left: Flight Search , Right : Hotel Finder. Begin your trip by finding, comparing and booking domestic or international flights from the U.S with Flight Search . You’ve also got Google Goggles at your disposal—one click and you’ll know exactly what you are ordering on a menu.

Need more? Simply tap on "More Destinations" at the top left of your search results and see more places to go. If you've booked travel via Google or have reservations in your Gmail, you'll be able to see it all in the new private Your Trips section. You can email these details directrly from Your Trips, too. If you need offline access, they'll show up in the Google Trips app.

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The “Stories” format is coming to Google search next .
Google is launching a developer preview of something it’s calling “AMP Stories,” which are two words that only make sense if you’re obsessive about what’s happening with the way we consume content on our phones. Luckily, the basics are actually pretty simple. We’ll start with the second part, “Stories.” If you’ve been using Snapchat, Instagram, or any number of Facebook properties, you know what a story is. It’s a full-screen display of content you can swipe or tap through. Snapchat started it, Instagram ruthlessly copied it, and then Facebook even more ruthlessly tried to make Stories a thing in every product it makes.

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