As we all know that the tech giant Microsoft is strengthening its involvement with the artificial intelligence (AI) and recently Microsoft announced the purchase of startup known as Genee, specializing in intelligent scheduling.
Microsoft Buys Startup That Automatically Marks Meetings
The tech giant Microsoft is strengthening its involvement with the artificial intelligence (AI), hence, the tech giant Microsoft announced on Monday (22) the purchase of startup Genee, specializing in intelligent scheduling. The founders will join the Microsoft team and help to incorporate the ability to schedule meetings automatically in Office 365.
The startup Genee was Created in 2014, the startup has received $1.4 million in investments, according to the sources. The technology created by Genee uses artificial intelligence to analyze the user’s calendar and find the best time to schedule a meeting. This feature is very useful, especially when there are many people involved in the event and have the busy schedule. See the operation in the video:
One of the main methods that Genee uses is the natural language processing, which “reads” the e-mails by copying CC and identifies when people are marking a meeting. When the service finds the best time, you can even send an invitation with your name.
More recently, Genee built a chat bot for Skype, news that Microsoft announced at the last event for developers. In the post announcing the sale of the company, the co-founders say that the tech giant Microsoft is the company better prepared in artificial intelligence issues – which is a good match for the company.
Since the application will join Microsoft, Genee how users know will cease to exist after 1st September of this year. Probably we will have functions related to the app in any of the upcoming Outlook updates.
This is not the first company that focused on the smart features of the Microsoft products. Furthermore, the large marks technology are increasingly eyes focused on startup artificial intelligence. As the tech giant Intel is investing $408 million in the purchase of Nervana Systems and Apple quietly bought Turi, which is based in Seattle.