How Microsoft is creating a better Cortana with the purchase of Genee

Image: iStockphoto.com/ Rawpixel Ltd For a busy C-level executive, finding a good personal assistant to rely on is not just a movie cliché or a creature comfort that comes with the position. It’s often necessary for successfully performing the duties of the job. For the rest of us, companies like Microsoft, Google, and Apple are looking to replace the human personal assistant with a software version. But when it comes to actual practical situations, the products have so far been mostly unrefined prototypes. For its part, Microsoft is looking to change that by acquiring new technology and the innovators who created it. On August 22, 2016, Microsoft announced that it was acquiring Genee, an AI-powered scheduling service. The deal also includes the hiring of Genee co-founders Ben Cheung and Charles…


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