Category: Productivity

Zirtual Announces Pausing on Operations

Today, a lot of busy executives woke up to find out that Zirtual paused operations and they are now without their reliable virtual assistant to help with the enormous amount of time consuming tasks. Scheduling meetings being one of them. We know the pain and have the solution! If you don’t know us, x.ai is…
Artificial Intelligence, Productivity, Startup

It’s a Baby Boy – Andrew Ingram

We’re quite proud to announce a new addition to our family today, Amy’s twin brother, Andrew Ingram. Andrew was born to schedule meetings just like Amy. This sibling duo have the exact same skill set and are fully aware of what the other assistant is working on. Call it Twin-Tuition. As everything else we do,…
Artificial Intelligence, Productivity, Startup

Flowers for Amy

Two months ago, a busy founder and CEO of Urban Development Partners NW, Eric Cress, in need of a solution for his meeting scheduling pain tweeted us. How can we say no to such a plea? True to his words, a beautiful bouquet of flowers showed up at our door for Amy Ingram exactly two…
Productivity, Startup

How to Get Immediate Closed Beta Access to Amy

October has proven to be such a delightful month filled with surprises for x.ai. Our first surprise came delivered at our door and his name is Noah Goldman. Fellow Spartans often come knocking for a diet coke and a chat about the science behind building an Artificial Intelligence machine and the Natural Language challenges that…
Productivity, Startup

Killing the Calendar Invitation feature within Gmail

Google retired the feature which allowed its users to insert calendar invites directly within emails. On the outset a feature which makes a lot of sense  and it should certainly resonate with anybody scheduling a lot of meetings. Solid engineering from smart people. That said, perhaps the matter of the fact is that I don’t…
Productivity

Optimal Meeting Title Text

If your calendar is full of meetings, you’ve probably had to dig for details as I have to figure out with whom and what I’m meeting about. Having a comprehensive Meeting Titles at a glance can save everyone’s time and energy. Our opinion on how to write optimal Meeting Titles is to have the two most…
Productivity

How to add travel time to outside meetings

Let us acknowledge the fact that every meeting, with no exception, starts and ends with travel-time. A time period which can range from the invisible and insignificant walk between meeting rooms when the next coming meeting is internal, to half hour treks across town for customer visits, to half day flights to a different city.…
Productivity

Scheduling a meeting is 3 independent actions

I am falling in love with all the processes surrounding meeting scheduling, but the more time I spend with executives and personal assistants, the more evident it becomes that scheduling a meeting involves three independent and distinct actions performed by separate actors: Sell Meeting A formal meeting, in its purest definition, is the deliberate coming together of two…
Productivity

3 Meeting Locations

Google recently made an update to their location field inside their Calendar product and launched it under the following description: “Creating events in Google Calendar is now faster with autocomplete predictions from Google Maps. Calendar will autocomplete addresses as you type so you can quickly and accurately add locations to your events.” I applaud the…
Productivity