Weather Company Delivers AI-Based Services to Airline Cockpits

By Kim S. Nash Sep 20, 2016 2:08 pm ET The Weather Company is stepping up its use of artificial intelligence, rolling out services it says will help the airline industry better predict and respond to weather systems, such as turbulence and lightning strikes, on individual flights. The company, whose digital assets International Business Machines bought in January, says its new AI-based services can be tailored to the business models of individual airline customers with prescriptions for flight changes, crew rescheduling, fueling plans and runway configurations. The goal is “to tie the probabilities to business outcomes,” said Mary Glackin, senior vice president of public-private partnerships at Weather Company. As artificial intelligence technology has come down in price and gone up in power, companies across industries are building deep-learning capabilities in…


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