Man waiting in airport for flight

You no longer have to wait to hear from your airline to get an idea about your flight delay. Google has added delay info to it’s Flights feature. This tool suggests when your flight may be late—and it’s only included when the algorithm has an 80 percent or higher confidence score.

But Google also warns you not to misuse this new predictive tool. It’s not a guarantee your plane will be late, so show up on time for your departure. This’ll just help you adjust your expectations.

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Drone above cityscape

Researchers have been training autonomous drones to avoid hitting things while on the roads, and they’ve seen initial success (see video below). But the major success comes from the fact that this research team successfully trained drones to do this while using very little processing power. That’s impressive. This is a great breakthrough because it usually takes a lot of computing power for autonomous drones to navigate. Also, one thing it could do in the future is enable nano drones to autonomously function in urban settings as well.

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Picture of traffic on highway taken from air

The Volocopter X2 is a massive drone that will autonomously fly you around one day, or so the CEO of Intel Corporation, Brian Krzanich, thinks (watch video below). This impressive AI application has even been approved for use in Germany. How will it work? You’ll use your app to call your copter ride, it’ll meet you at your local copter pad, and it’ll drop you off at your destination—all without you needing to know how to fly (and, also, you get to start your day with a beautiful view from the sky!).

 

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