Category: Startup

Press Release: x.ai Secures $23M in Series B Funding

New round of financing to cement x.ai’s leadership in the AI personal assistant market.   New York, NY, April 7, 2016—x.ai, inc., an artificial intelligence company, today announced that it has secured an additional $23 million in Series B financing led by Two Sigma Ventures. In addition, DCM Ventures and Work-Bench Ventures have joined in…
Startup

From Zero to Hero: Onboarding New Engineers

Building great tech teams is a really tough challenge. A lot of engineers underestimate how hard it can be. But software is just the result of putting the right people in the room and keeping them motivated on the goal. Building the team is tantamount to the entire mission of a startup, which is why…
Computing, Data, Startup

Jason Calacanis on x.ai and its AI-powered personal assistant, Amy Ingram: From “meh” to “wow” in 57 minutes

Jason talks to Dennis R. Mortensen about x.ai, humanizing our AI personal assistant, why AI won’t necessarily kill jobs, and the downside of being an entrepreneur in Denmark. Throughout the episode, Jason and Dennis set up a meeting with each other using Amy. After putting Amy to the task, Dennis checks out of the email…
Artificial Intelligence, Startup, Vertical AI

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

x.ai Wins a MongoDB Innovation Award!

Awesomesauce! We’re so very honored to take home a MongoDB Innovation Award for Artificial Intelligence. We were on hand at today’s MongoDB World 2015 conference to not only pick up the award, but to also present—Varun Vijayaraghavan, an x.ai Backend Engineer, gave a stellar overview of how we’re building our dear Amy (video to come). Here’s…
Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Data, Startup

Recap: x.ai demo at NY Tech Meetup 5/5/15

What an amazing time last night! We’re so thrilled to have been able to demo x.ai in front of ~1,000 tech enthusiasts at NY Tech Meetup (#NYTM). Even better, the conversations with everyone at the afterparty. Huge thanks to NYTM (thanks for coordinating, Andy!), our fellow demo’ers, the top notch crowd, and of course those…
Artificial Intelligence, 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

x.ai investing $10M in artificial intelligence for meeting scheduling

Democratizing access to a Personal Assistant that can schedule all your meetings for FREE or a negligible price per month is a huge market — there are 87 million knowledge workers in the US alone. We’ve always seen the problem of a free or low-cost personal scheduling assistant as solvable through hard science and engineering…
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