Category: Artificial Intelligence

Why I am bullish on humans

For humans to survive the automation revolution, we need to double down on our humanity. The argument goes like this: Artificial intelligence is getting better and better at automating things that humans do. Not just repetitive tasks like assembling parts in a factory, but complex tasks that have traditionally been the domain of humans. Pretty…
Artificial Intelligence

How AI agents are making everyone managers

A recent Gallup study found that only one in 10 people possess the skills to be effective managers. That’s bad news because AI is about to make everyone a manager. That’s right: The rise of intelligent AI assistants, like the one my company x.ai offers, means everyone will become the manager of their own team of artificially intelligent machine…
Artificial Intelligence, Vertical AI

Amy now responds to your emails 2x faster

Amy and Andrew are performing in ways that even the best human assistant can’t match: they don’t sleep, they don’t take breaks, they never take a day off. x.ai’s approach to building a fully automated intelligent agent means our agents can operate with unrivaled speed and reliability. Over the past two weeks, we’ve halved the…
Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Data

Aspects of Deep Learning: Activation Functions

At x.ai, we have an organizational concept called “practices.” A practice is a group of people that come up with the best practices for a given area. Some of these practices are in the areas of data science, javascript, data engineering, and user testing. Some members of a practice are highly skilled in that area,…
Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Data

Launching the x.ai Business edition

Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of our Business edition, which is designed for teams. x.ai makes an AI assistant who schedules meetings for you—Amy or Andrew Ingram. There’s no app and nothing to download. When you’re scheduling a meeting, all you do is cc amy@x.ai, and she’ll take over that tedious email ping…
Artificial Intelligence, Startup

Shining light on the invisible

In October I joined the x.ai team as the first UX/UI designer for our ‘visible’ touchpoints, working alongside another designer who focuses on the ‘invisible’ interactions of our product. I became a part of a talented team of data scientists and engineers in the pursuit of making an intelligent assistant who magically schedules meetings for…
Artificial Intelligence, Startup