The first of the new features concerns flight delay predictions, which Google rolled out earlier this year. The search giant says that - thanks to a combination of historic flight status and sophisticated machine learning - it is 85 percent confident in predicting flights that will eventually be delayed before the airlines confirm such delays. Starting this week, the Google Assistant will now show if a flight you’ve booked is expected to be delayed when you ask things like “Hey Google, is my flight on time?” You can check the status of other flights, too, specifying the airline, origin, and destination: “Hey Google, what’s the status of the American Airlines flight from Philadelphia to Denver?” Additionally, Google says that over the next few weeks the Google Assistant will begin sending proactive notifications if Google Flights predicts a delay, along with an explanation of what caused the delay and when it might be resolved. Get the full story at VentureBeat and Google