The Time Lords Manifesto

The ultimate promise of technology was that we’d be able to reclaim our time. Economist John Maynard Keynes even suggested that we’d only need to work about 15 hours per week and as a result, we’d be able to spend more time on things like creativity, innovation, and problem-solving, even leisure. I don’t know what…
Future of Work, Productivity, Time Lords

How to think about intangible ROI for x.ai

A couple months ago, we overviewed how we calculate the tangible business ROI for our AI scheduling assistants. We still recommend ensuring any AI investment you make is grounded in providing empirical business value. However, that doesn’t mean all the rewards you’ll reap from such an investment are easily measured, or will occur in the…
Artificial Intelligence, Future of Work

x.ai wins CogX best AI product award

If you’ve ever been curious what I might look like accepting an award, please indulge in the epicness of my victory pose below. Sure, I got a little excited, and perhaps I had one too many Red Bulls to counteract the jet lag, but you gotta lean into your wins as an entrepreneur! However, Amy…
Artificial Intelligence

x.ai can now check coworker availability

If you’re using our AI scheduling assistants Amy + Andrew in your workplace, but your coworkers aren’t, there’s a new way to help everyone schedule faster—sign up for Team or Enterprise edition! Even if (for some unfathomable reason) your coworkers don’t want to sign up for access to Amy themselves, as long as your organization…
Calendar, Meeting Scheduling, Product Updates

Time Lord’s Manual: Ticker Tracking

The Time Lords Manual is a series of 1-minute reads on how to become a master of your time. (You can read the Time Lords Manifesto here). Keeping track of how you fill your day is one of the easiest ways to identify and cut down on wasted time. This theory, which we call Ticker…
Data, Time Lords

WIRED magazine on how x.ai is building AI today

When I first arrived here 2.5 years ago, my challenge was not getting people interested in AI or even the very narrow application that we’re building (an AI scheduling assistant). AI then was like cryptocurrencies now, at the height of the hype cycle. No, my challenge was explaining how it actually worked and what it…
Artificial Intelligence, Future of Work

How the x.ai process evolves

One of the things we value most at x.ai is a relentless approach to bettering our product and ourselves.  We’re building technology for which no prior model exists for us to learn from. Because we’re writing the precedents ourselves, we have to leave our egos at the door and constantly question one another.  Are we…
Future of Jobs, Future of Work, Recruiters/HR

Our response to Google Duplex

Doubling down on our pro-disclosure stance in the wake of Google’s AI reveal.  Google made a splash last week when an assistant feature called Duplex successfully set up a haircut appointment. Doesn’t sound so impressive in writing, until you consider that the assistant managed the task over the phone. The headlines came fast and furious: “Google’s…
Artificial Intelligence, Future of Work

AI lacks intelligence without different voices

Original illustration by Dylan Agar for Verge Digital. AI’s future is often discussed in idealistic terms, but the current landscape presents more complexity. x.ai’s Non-Binary series explores the social implications of AI from some of journalism’s most vital voices. First up, an examination of racial bias in AI from David Dennis, Jr. I was at…
Non-Binary

A better AI scheduling experience for your meeting guests

Amy + Andrew have always been effective gatekeepers of their bosses’ schedules. That said, if we’re being honest, sometimes the experience for their bosses’ meeting guests hasn’t been as smooth. Our automated scheduling has always saved our users significant amounts of time and money. Problem was, non-users were still ending up entangled in some back-and-forth.…
Artificial Intelligence, Meeting Scheduling, Product Updates

Leveraging AI for Business

Thinking about using AI to solve a business problem? Follow our practical guide to get the best-possible value from any AI investment. With our AI scheduling assistants surpassing the 10M email mark back in mid-January, we know a thing or two about maximizing the value of our AI for the businesses we serve. A lot…
Artificial Intelligence, Future of Jobs, Future of Work