Category: Future of Work

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

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

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

x.ai launches on Slack

Now you can use “Amy + Andrew” in your Slack channels and DMs We’ve spent the past four years building our AI assistants to remove the pain of scheduling meetings completely. Today, we moved even closer to that reality: you can now summon Amy + Andrew on Slack as well as via email. If you’re…
Future of Work, Meeting Scheduling, Product Updates

Pondering AI’s future with Azeem Azhar

This post is part of x.ai’s ‘Future of Jobs’ interview series. We’re talking to leaders and mavericks to find out how emerging technologies like AI are changing how they do their jobs. You can find all the posts in the series here. Named a LinkedIn “Top Voice” for the past two years, Azeem Azhar has…
Future of Jobs, Future of Work

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