Venture Beat | 10.10.18

x.ai Launches Ridiculously Efficient AI Scheduling Software For Busy Professionals Everywhere

By Kyle Wiggers

Today, x.ai is launching a retooled product that melds their AI assistants with intuitive visual UIs—all available now for $8/month.

They’ve also added a host of new features: a personalized calendar page, so you can send contacts a link to your availability, conference room booking and integrations with Slack, Zoom, Greenhouse, Salesforce, Intercom, and others. And they’ve introduced links inside the calendar events themselves, so you can reschedule meetings Amy or Andrew didn’t even set up to begin with, just for starters.

How much time do you devote to scheduling meetings each week? If you’re like the average person, it’s somewhere around five hours. That might not sound like much, but consider this: By the end of the year, you’ll have spent the cumulative equivalent of six weeks on this mundane task.

Dennis Mortensen, cofounder and CEO of New York startup X.ai and a computer analyst by trade, thinks about meetings — and scheduling — a lot. He first hatched the idea for an automated appointment scheduler back in 2012, when he realized that of the meetings he attended that year — 1,019 — roughly half had to be rescheduled at least once.

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