How we manage technologists at x.ai

At x.ai we think some things are worth innovating (product!), and some things aren’t (business model). This measured approach extends to how we manage our technologists—in this area we do things a little differently than most startups. We’ve arrived at a management philosophy and a set of tactics that work but that are also constantly…
Startup

Launching the x.ai Business edition

Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of our Business edition, which is designed for teams. x.ai makes an AI assistant who schedules meetings for you—Amy or Andrew Ingram. There’s no app and nothing to download. When you’re scheduling a meeting, all you do is cc amy@x.ai, and she’ll take over that tedious email ping…
Artificial Intelligence, Startup

How to: Have your AI assistant add notes to a meeting

It happens, we all forget things. You’re the last one out of the office, and you can’t remember if you locked the door behind you. Or you have a colleague visiting, and you need to remind them to use the entrance on Broadway rather than John Street. Maybe you left off the meeting agenda, and…
Customer Success

How to: Have your AI assistant add a reminder to your own calendar

Running a proper calendar means making sure to note all events on it, whether these are meetings, appointments or even time you’ve blocked out to finish a particular project. Amy and Andrew excel at scheduling meetings. They’re also quite capable of other calendar management tasks. For instance, they can insert reminders for events that have…
Customer Success

x.ai Pros And How They Do It: Noah Goldman of Enterprise Sales Podcast

Name: Noah Goldman Title: Host Company: Enterprise Sales Podcast Location: NYC Twitter handle: @noahgee x.ai boss since: October 2014 Describe yourself in one word: Hustle   Tell us one fun fact about you! I became one of Amy’s first beta users through a cold physical visit—worked like a charm :-). What do you enjoy most about your job? Best part? I…
x.ai Pros Series

Shining light on the invisible

In October I joined the x.ai team as the first UX/UI designer for our ‘visible’ touchpoints, working alongside another designer who focuses on the ‘invisible’ interactions of our product. I became a part of a talented team of data scientists and engineers in the pursuit of making an intelligent assistant who magically schedules meetings for…
Artificial Intelligence, Startup

x.ai Pros And How They Do It: William Treseder of BMNT

Name: William Treseder Title: Partner Company: BMNT Location: Palo Alto, CA Twitter handle: @williamtreseder x.ai boss since: August, 2016 Describe yourself in one word: Intellective Tell us one fun fact about you! I danced flamenco in college. That’s sort of unusual for a random white guy from the suburbs. But it was particularly random because I started taking classes right after…
x.ai Pros Series

x.ai selected to the 2017 AI 100 by CB Insights

x.ai is honored to announce that we’ve been included in CB Insight’s AI 100 list. The list recognizes a select group of emerging private companies working on groundbreaking artificial intelligence technology. CB Insights CEO and co-founder Anand Sanwal revealed the winners during The Innovation Summit. CB Insights selected x.ai (out of 1,650 submissions), along with…
Artificial Intelligence, Startup