Microsoft acquires Genee to integrate Artificial Intelligence in Office 365

“Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Genee, an artificial-intelligence-powered scheduling service,” said Rajesh Jha, Corporate Vice President, Outlook and Office 365, in a Facebook post. (Reuters) Tech giant Microsoft has acquired artificial intelligence (AI)-based scheduling service Genee that simplifies the scheduling and rescheduling of large group meetings for companies. Microsoft will integrate the AI technology into Office 365 before shutting down Genee. “Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Genee, an artificial-intelligence-powered scheduling service,” said Rajesh Jha, Corporate Vice President, Outlook and Office 365, in a Facebook post. Co-founders Ben Cheung and Charles Lee, who plan to join Microsoft, started Genee in 2014 to simplify the time-consuming task of scheduling (and rescheduling) meetings. “It is especially useful for large groups and for when you don’t have access to someone’s…


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