Category: Productivity

Trump’s victory decreased meeting scheduling by 24%

However you voted, there’s no arguing that the 2016 Presidential election was one of the most polarizing in our history. And the result was one of the least anticipated by media and political cognoscenti in the past half century. We had a hunch that such an election and its aftereffects (demonstrations, self-recrimination, surprise exultation) might…
Calendar, Meeting Scheduling, Productivity

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

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