Category: Startup

It’s Time to Take Artificial Intelligence Seriously – WSJ

No Longer an Academic Curiosity, It Now Has Measurable Impact on Our Lives The age of intelligent machines has arrived—only they don’t look at all like we expected. Forget what you’ve seen in movies; this is no HAL from “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and it’s certainly not Scarlett Johansson’s disembodied voice in “Her.” It’s more…
Computing, Data, Startup

Self-awareness cost ~$476 million on Amazon

I was reading about a new brain-inspired chip on the BBC, which suggests new potentially cost effective ways of executing heavy data/compute tasks. They speak of “neurons” and “synapses” as a way to describe it, which is interesting as we can use humans as a reference for what we might want to achieve. Wikipedia suggests…
Computing, Startup

Live AI Assistant Demo @ NY Enterprise Technology Meetup

NYETM packed a full house last night and delivered on their promises in showcasing noteworthy early stage technology companies and educating companies on how to work with enterprises yet again. Special thank you to our host and organizer extraordinaire, Jonathan Lehr (@fendien). Capping the night with the dynamic keynote speaker, Jason M. Lemkin, schooling us…
Startup

Welcome to Closed Beta 3!

We’d like to thank all our early adopters for the love pouring in to the point that we had to extend our 2nd round for one more day. We’ve received tons of amazing and valuable feedback from our testers and we hope this is a sign that we are indeed solving the scheduling problem once…
Startup

Selectively adding ~500 additional executives to x.ai

Today at midnight we are selectively adding an additional 500 executives to the x.ai meeting scheduling beta service. The list mostly consists of people from New York and San Francisco, but we are certainly working hard to extend that to a wider beta audience. Here’s a lovely testimonial / tweet from Jesse, a delightful beta user:…
Startup

x.ai investing $2M in artificial intelligence for meeting scheduling

We are in the midst of building an artificial intelligence powered personal assistant that schedules meetings for our business customers – and I am very pleased to announce IA Ventures, Softbank Capital and Lerer Ventures as our new investors. x.ai is a personal assistant that lets you use email to schedule meetings. You talk to…
Startup

Launching x.ai – a personal assistant who schedules meetings for you

Alex, Matt, Marcos, Amy Ingram and I are launching an artificial intelligence powered personal assistant that schedules meetings for you. x.ai. We are backing this venture ourselves and running it out of New York City (where else?). The solution is not open to the public, and we are far from finished, but are are doing euphoric high…
Startup

Customer Development

I am generally a fan of Steven Blank and the customer development movement, but would like to add a word of caution before you go execute blindly on any and all input provided by customers. I think it is fair to accept that data and suggested conclusions collected through Surveys, Questionnaires and Interviews etc. are…
Startup