NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/
x.ai, inc., an artificial intelligence company, today announced the rollout of its new AI scheduling software.
Best known for its autonomous AI assistants Amy and Andrew Ingram, x.ai has completely retooled its approach to scheduling, adding a personalized web calendar page so you can send your contacts a link to your availability, conference room booking, and instant scheduling with coworkers as well as integrations with Slack, Zoom, Greenhouse, Salesforce, and a host of other systems to serve everybody in the organization.
At the same time, the company has driven the accuracy of its AI to 98% and has drastically decreased the time it takes Amy to respond to a meeting request.
Now x.ai is the most comprehensive scheduling solution available, able to handle all meeting scheduling needs across companies of all sizes—from the early stage startup to enterprise. At a new price of $8/month, x.ai's scheduling software is in reach of knowledge workers across the globe, which number more than 90 million in the U.S. alone.
In 2016, the company launched its AI scheduling assistants Amy and Andrew Ingram. At the time, they operated exclusively over email, and you interacted with them as you would a human assistant. You'd cc Amy or Andrew, and they'd take over the back and forth required to set up a meeting.
In their short life, Amy and Andrew have processed more than 11 million scheduling-related emails, saving customers thousands of hours and unclogging their inboxes. During this time, the AI assistants have negotiated meetings for or with 98 of the Fortune 100 companies.
Because Amy and Andrew take advantage of a conversational user interface (UI), x.ai initially invested heavily in Natural Language Understanding (NLU). In the past year, x.ai has focused on expanding its software's touchpoints to accommodate the wide variety of workflows around meeting scheduling. These include the options to expose a calendar page to guests or communicate with your AI assistant simply by moving things around on your calendar; actions that don't require natural language.
"There were two core elements of our original vision: Moving to the conversational UI and this idea of scheduling nirvana. That's when Amy and Andrew run everyone's calendar and can instantly schedule meetings, optimizing for all parties," explains x.ai Founder and CEO Dennis R. Mortensen. "I have to admit I was wrong on the first point, that of conversation being the best type of interaction for all touchpoints. So we added multiple new ways to get meetings on your calendar and manage them as things change."
x.ai's scheduling software now combines its powerful AI assistants with the ability to initiate and modify meetings from wherever you are: email, Slack, your phone, or the calendar itself. x.ai customers can also set up a personalized web calendar page and send their contacts a link to their availability when needed. All of these components run on a sophisticated AI engine that understands the way you like to manage your calendar, no matter which touchpoint you use to schedule.
"The awesome news is that with these additions, and at $8/month, we have scheduling nirvana in our sights," says Mortensen.
Customers have greeted x.ai's new scheduling software enthusiastically.
"The recent enhancements (my favorite is being able to instantly schedule with coworkers) are elevating Amy and Andrew to true Enterprise class virtual citizens, who haven't forgotten their SMB roots. This, along with ease of incremental adoption, automation and price point make x.ai an easy choice to streamline inefficient, legacy scheduling practices," says Kevin Groat, Sr. Global Technical Enablement Manager at VMWare.
"What I've seen is that x.ai's scheduling software is more accurate and more flexible," adds Bert Offers, Sales Director at Viavi Solutions, "and also gives me more control and transparency than it did two years ago."
About x.ai, inc.
x.ai is the market leader in artificial intelligence productivity software. The company was founded in 2014 by former Visual Revenue CEO Dennis R. Mortensen with Alex Poon, Matt Casey, and Marcos Jimenez. The founding team is made up of industry veterans from analytics, and the predictive modeling world. x.ai is based in New York City.
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