x.ai Pros And How They Do It: Ben Paul of Edmodo

Name: Ben Paul Title: Product Analyst Company: Edmodo Location: San Mateo, CA Twitter handle: @benspaul x.ai boss since: July 6, 2015 Describe yourself in one word: Quirky   Tell us one fun fact about you! I wanted to learn how to play a Brazilian instrument called the cavaquinho but there are very few people who speak English who teach it.…
x.ai Pros Series

How to: Have your AI Assistant cancel or reschedule a meeting

Sh*t happens, plans change, that’s just life. Fortunately, we designed Amy and Andrew to be quite adaptable, like any good human assistant.  If you decide you don’t need that Thursday budget conference call or if you get stuck in traffic and need to move your morning standing meeting, Amy and Andrew can easily adjust your…
Customer Success

How to: Tell your AI assistant about commute time

Busy schedule? Do you have to take three trains to get to your 10AM demo downtown? Meeting up for coffee in the Mission at 11AM, and you can just make it if you hop on your bike RIGHT NOW? Know that you’ll need an hour to get from your office to that 6PM dinner event…
Customer Success

x.ai Pros and How They Do It: Stephanie Ann Boyd

  Name: Stephanie Ann Boyd Title: Classical Music Composer Location: Manhattan Twitter handle: @stephaniannboyd x.ai boss since: August 2016 Describe yourself in one word: indefatigable Tell us one fun fact about you. My first car was a 1983 Studebaker Avanti. What do you enjoy most about your job? Best part? My career lets me operate…
x.ai Pros Series

How to: Onboard your AI assistant

Do you remember your first day at work at your very first job? Awkward? Nerve-wracking? Possibly a bit overwhelming as you contemplate how much you need to learn to contribute meaningfully? No new hire magically knows what to do or how to do it. They need to learn everything from the most basic aspects of…
Customer Success

x.ai Pros and How They Do It: Farhan Thawar

Name: Farhan Thawar Title: CTO & Co-Founder Company: Stealth startup 🙂 Location: Toronto Twitter handle: @fnthawar x.ai boss since: Nov 2015 Describe yourself in one word: Intense Tell us one fun fact about you. I speak quickly. Once someone in an elevator asked me what language I was speaking (it was English!). What do you…
x.ai Pros Series

Trump’s victory decreased meeting scheduling by 24%

However you voted, there’s no arguing that the 2016 Presidential election was one of the most polarizing in our history. And the result was one of the least anticipated by media and political cognoscenti in the past half century. We had a hunch that such an election and its aftereffects (demonstrations, self-recrimination, surprise exultation) might…
Calendar, Meeting Scheduling, Productivity

Why anti-lean startups are back

We’re living in an era (once again), in which startups are taking on some really gnarly technical challenges. These companies are building self-driving cars, high-speed transportation systems, AI autonomous agents, and mining 99% of the genome that hasn’t really been understood yet in terms of how it affects the human body and disease. Many of…
Artificial Intelligence, Data, Startup

A peek at x.ai’s data science architecture

Amy and Andrew are AI personal assistants who schedule meetings for you. There’s no app. Nothing to download. Once you’ve agreed to meet with someone, just cc amy@x.ai and she’ll take over from there. You won’t hear from her again until she’s successfully negotiated a time and place to meet. We modeled Amy and her…
Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Data

Launching the x.ai Professional edition

Today it’s official. We’re launching our Professional edition, the first of the three editions we’ll be rolling out over the coming months. Our AI personal assistants (Amy Ingram and her twin brother Andrew) schedule meetings for you. There’s no app, nothing to download. Simply cc amy@x.ai or andrew@x.ai, and they’ll take over the tedious email…
Artificial Intelligence, Productivity, Startup