Category: Artificial Intelligence

Why anti-lean startups are back

We’re living in an era (once again), in which startups are taking on some really gnarly technical challenges. These companies are building self-driving cars, high-speed transportation systems, AI autonomous agents, and mining 99% of the genome that hasn’t really been understood yet in terms of how it affects the human body and disease. Many of…
Artificial Intelligence, Data, Startup

A peek at x.ai’s data science architecture

Amy and Andrew are AI personal assistants who schedule meetings for you. There’s no app. Nothing to download. Once you’ve agreed to meet with someone, just cc amy@x.ai and she’ll take over from there. You won’t hear from her again until she’s successfully negotiated a time and place to meet. We modeled Amy and her…
Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Data

Launching the x.ai Professional edition

Today it’s official. We’re launching our Professional edition, the first of the three editions we’ll be rolling out over the coming months. Our AI personal assistants (Amy Ingram and her twin brother Andrew) schedule meetings for you. There’s no app, nothing to download. Simply cc amy@x.ai or andrew@x.ai, and they’ll take over the tedious email…
Artificial Intelligence, Productivity, Startup

x.ai wins Best Intelligent Assistant Award

Drumroll, please! x.ai is proud to announce that we’ve won the AIconics award for Best Intelligent Assistant. The AIconics, the world’s only independently-judged awards celebrating the drive, innovation and hard work in the international Artificial Intelligence Community, announced 2016 winners at The AI Summit in San Francisco this past Wednesday. Over 100 entries representing an impressive range of AI solutions…
Artificial Intelligence, Startup

Setting Amy up for success

When a new employee starts here at x.ai we have a very well-defined onboarding process so they know what they should expect day one and week one and what we expect of them during that period. This process, which we’ve refined over time, sets new employees up for success. Amy isn’t all that different. If…
Artificial Intelligence, Meeting Scheduling, Productivity

AI and the Fallibility Double Standard

Autonomous AI agents have begun to take over entire tasks start to finish. And this is just the beginning. We expect to see a plethora of such agents in the next half decade, and these will take on all sorts of tasks that humans currently perform, if unhappily. In many ways the machines will be…
Artificial Intelligence, Productivity

Summertime, and the Livin’ Is…

Here in NYC, a handful of industries still offer summer hours, which means at least every other Friday you get to cut out by midday. We wanted to find out whether the weather affects our customers’ schedules. Are they among the privileged few? Are they showing up later to sneak in a few waves? Are…
Artificial Intelligence, Calendar, Productivity