Category: Startup

Reflecting on our tech stack in 2017

It has been three and half years since we founded x.ai. We have built an AI scheduling assistant. Our assistant (which goes by the names Amy and Andrew Ingram) is a fully autonomous agent. To build Amy and Andrew, we’ve needed to collect and process an enormous amount of scheduling related emails (5 million and…
Computing, Data, Startup

Master creativity — the future depends on it

According to the World Economic Forum, creativity will be the third most in-demand job skill in 2020, behind critical thinking and complex problem solving. That’s because as AI, machine learning, and automation mature, we’ll begin to put a premium on human skills like creative thinking. “When the data is all being spit out for you,…
Future of Work, Productivity, Startup

x.ai selected to the NYC Techweek100 Awards

This week, Techweek100 recognized x.ai as an Established Leader in New York, and we’re pretty chuffed about it. The Techweek100 is a prestigious annual award by Techweek, a tech festival in 8 cities that brings together diverse communities of entrepreneurs, professionals and thought leaders to spotlight and enable innovation ecosystems. As they like to put…
Amy's Love Letters, Startup

What a 15-hour work week means for startups

In 1930, in the throes of the Great Depression, economist John Maynard Keynes published an essay he’d been working on since before the stock market crash titled “Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren.” In it, Keynes made two audacious claims, especially given the tattered state of the economy: that economic output would grow about sevenfold by…
Future of Work, Productivity, Startup

How we manage technologists at x.ai

At x.ai we think some things are worth innovating (product!), and some things aren’t (business model). This measured approach extends to how we manage our technologists—in this area we do things a little differently than most startups. We’ve arrived at a management philosophy and a set of tactics that work but that are also constantly…
Startup

Launching the x.ai Business edition

Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of our Business edition, which is designed for teams. x.ai makes an AI assistant who schedules meetings for you—Amy or Andrew Ingram. There’s no app and nothing to download. When you’re scheduling a meeting, all you do is cc amy@x.ai, and she’ll take over that tedious email ping…
Artificial Intelligence, Startup

Shining light on the invisible

In October I joined the x.ai team as the first UX/UI designer for our ‘visible’ touchpoints, working alongside another designer who focuses on the ‘invisible’ interactions of our product. I became a part of a talented team of data scientists and engineers in the pursuit of making an intelligent assistant who magically schedules meetings for…
Artificial Intelligence, Startup

x.ai selected to the 2017 AI 100 by CB Insights

x.ai is honored to announce that we’ve been included in CB Insight’s AI 100 list. The list recognizes a select group of emerging private companies working on groundbreaking artificial intelligence technology. CB Insights CEO and co-founder Anand Sanwal revealed the winners during The Innovation Summit. CB Insights selected x.ai (out of 1,650 submissions), along with…
Artificial Intelligence, Startup