Microsoft has acquired AI-powered scheduling tool Genee, in order to enhance the operations of its cloud productivity suite, Office 365.
Genee offers an end-to-end scheduling tool that integrates with calendar apps and email providers to take the strain out of arranging meetings.
According to TechCrunch, “the app works by being CCed in emails, and using natural language processing to parse the contents of the email to understand the key requirements for the meeting — and then automatically sending out a meeting invite on your behalf. There are a set of standard commands Genee understands by default but users can also create their own custom commands.”
Commenting on the acquisition, Genee’s co-founders Ben Cheung and Charles Lee wrote “We consider Microsoft to be the leader in personal and enterprise productivity, AI, and virtual assistant technologies, so we look forward to bringing our passion and expertise to a team that is committed to delivering cutting-edge language and intelligence services.”
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