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With love from my robot: virtual assistants may secretly be emailing you

by Nellie Bowles, the guardian

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RESEARCH FIRM CB INSIGHTS LAUNCHES A BOT FOR INTRODUCTIONS

by Neal Ungerleider, Fast Company

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This AI bot scans emails and schedules meetings

The X.ai system is still in closed beta, but it’s currently testing the virtual assistant internally with a few users. You don’t have to download an app or visit a website to use Amy (or Andrew, her male counterpart, if you prefer); she simply has her own email address. When someone emails you with a request for an appointment, you cc Amy and she takes it from there, handling the back and forth in a separate email chain. Since she can peek into your schedule, she can make nuanced suggestions, like meeting at your own workplace if you have a number of other appointments lined up in the same location that day. She can even handle typos. (Davey Alba, Wired)

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