Category: Artificial Intelligence

Time Lords Manual: Inbox Zero

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). There’s a reason the first communication platform Amy + Andrew worked on was email: that’s where the bulk of meetings are set and professional communications exchanged. Even with…
Artificial Intelligence, Future of Work, Productivity

The Hidden Humanity of AI on TV

Through books, music, films, video games, and TV shows, we’ve been conditioned to regard AI as an impending threat: a festering, faceless danger hell-bent on exterminating every fleshy fiber of our humanity. This construct has made for some unforgettable drama, but over the decades, has become so ubiquitous and stale that it obscures the emerging…
Artificial Intelligence, Pop Culture

What’s new at x.ai in October 2017

Here’s what we do at x.ai: we solve meeting scheduling. That’s the only thing. We come to the office every day and hunker down to work on making meeting scheduling through AI the best experience possible. While we’re pretty good at it already, we still have much work to do to smooth Amy and Andrew’s…
Artificial Intelligence, Meeting Scheduling

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