Summertime, and the Livin’ Is…

Here in NYC, a handful of industries still offer summer hours, which means at least every other Friday you get to cut out by midday. We wanted to find out whether the weather affects our customers’ schedules. Are they among the privileged few? Are they showing up later to sneak in a few waves? Are…
Artificial Intelligence, Calendar, Productivity

How x.ai uses MongoDB to build Amy

Building and training your meeting scheduling assistant, Amy, from scratch requires an immense volume of data, flexible design models and a database that can handle it all. Our CTO and co-founder, Matt Casey, explains how as we see more and more use cases its important to have a Schemaless database that would support the dynamically…
Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Data

Google, Amazon and the upcoming battle over AI Assistants

The stage is set for the coming battle between the big five tech giants: Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon (wait, make that four tech giants and one really tech savvy retailer). All are now heavily investing in AI. All now offer personal AI assistants poised to make your life easier. One of the most…
Artificial Intelligence

Amy on the Telly — CBS This Morning

On CBS This Morning, tech contributor Nick Thompson discussed how Amy schedules his meetings (she’s way better at it than he is, apparently). Nick also gave Andrew a shoutout. The segment on “How virtual assistants could change home and life” covered Siri and Alexa as well. Thrilled to be mentioned alongside such giants.
Artificial Intelligence, Startup, Vertical AI

The x.ai Story—Chapter 1

July 1, 2013 Dennis buys the x.ai URL at an auction. Expensive. Ouch.   October 2013 Conversations with Alex about killing the inbox lead to the conclusion that meeting scheduling accounts for much of the bloat. Dennis actually counts how many meetings he scheduled in 2012. That number, 1,019, represents about 8,000 emails, and that’s…
Artificial Intelligence, Startup