Every man has meetings.
No man likes scheduling meetings.
Solution: Amy, an artificially intelligent app (seriously!) that schedules meetings for you, free and available now.
Developed by several Outbrain alums (including a guy who “built software for unmanned aerial vehicles”), Amy takes care of all the “tedious email ping-pong” — i.e., the time/day/place negotiations.
Explains the founder of x.ai: “I came up with this A.I. after I manually scheduled 1,019 meetings in one year ... of which 670 had updates and/or were rescheduled at least once.”
Ow. Ow ow ow ow ow.
To start: sign up for the service.* Connect her to your online calendar — Google for now, with Exchange/Outlook coming soon.
Then, on any correspondence that requires a meeting, just cc firstname.lastname@example.org. She’ll take care of it for you. The time/place negotiations stay out of sight, out of mind until a final confirmed invite arrives.
(Ed. note: BTW, your assistant’s name, Amy Ingram, is a word play on artificial intelligence and computational linguistics. In an upcoming pro edition, you can customize the name, gender and email address. #nosexism.)
On our test drive this week, we started by emailing Amy our preferences using natural language, e.g. “Amy, no meetings before 10 a.m., please.” It was smooth sailing from there.
She’s a keeper.
*Nota bene: Sign up now and you’ll be on a short wait list. The founders, however, tell us they’ll fast track people who “share a kind tweet about @xdotai and hashtag #insidehook.”