x.ai Pros And How They Do It: Mike Bell of Persosa

Name: Mike Bell Title: CMO, co-founder Company: Persosa Location: Chicago, IL Twitter handle: @michaelrsbell x.ai boss since: December 2016 Describe yourself in one word: Tenacious   Tell us one fun fact about you! At one point, I had three different passports: US, Canadian, and British. Describe what your company does. Persosa is a web personalization platform that allows brands to provide…
x.ai Pros Series

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

Why I am bullish on humans

For humans to survive the automation revolution, we need to double down on our humanity. The argument goes like this: Artificial intelligence is getting better and better at automating things that humans do. Not just repetitive tasks like assembling parts in a factory, but complex tasks that have traditionally been the domain of humans. Pretty…
Artificial Intelligence

How AI agents are making everyone managers

A recent Gallup study found that only one in 10 people possess the skills to be effective managers. That’s bad news because AI is about to make everyone a manager. That’s right: The rise of intelligent AI assistants, like the one my company x.ai offers, means everyone will become the manager of their own team of artificially intelligent machine…
Artificial Intelligence, Vertical AI

How to use an AI assistant for important meetings

Recently, an entrepreneur asked me whether I thought investors would be put off by an early-stage startup founder arranging meetings through an AI assistant like Amy or Andrew. He worried that some investors might be soured by having to reconcile the contradictory image of someone seeking money while simultaneously employing an executive assistant. That’s a…
Customer Success, Meeting Scheduling

Amy now responds to your emails 2x faster

Amy and Andrew are performing in ways that even the best human assistant can’t match: they don’t sleep, they don’t take breaks, they never take a day off. x.ai’s approach to building a fully automated intelligent agent means our agents can operate with unrivaled speed and reliability. Over the past two weeks, we’ve halved the…
Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Data

Aspects of Deep Learning: Activation Functions

At x.ai, we have an organizational concept called “practices.” A practice is a group of people that come up with the best practices for a given area. Some of these practices are in the areas of data science, javascript, data engineering, and user testing. Some members of a practice are highly skilled in that area,…
Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Data

x.ai Teams & How They Do It: Groundwork Ventures

Today’s post is the first installment in our new series profiling teams that use x.ai’s Business edition. We chatted with Jason Towns to hear how the Groundwork Ventures team hands their meetings off to Amy & Andrew to get back to their important work! Name: Jason Towns Title: Founder/Managing Director Company: Groundwork Ventures Location: Washington, DC, Durban & SF Bay Twitter…
Productivity, x.ai Pros Series

How to: Customize meeting titles from your AI assistants

What’s in a name? A ton of data. Your AI assistants Amy and Andrew automatically title the meetings they set up for you to give you as much information as possible at a glance. They extract key data from the meeting (Guest name, number of participants, meeting type, etc.) and put it in the title.…
Customer Success