Microsoft Bought This Startup to Make Scheduling Meetings Simpler

Another day, another artificial intelligence software acquisition. This time, it’s Microsoft msft doing the buying. The subject of the software giant’s wish is Genee, a two-and-a-half-year old startup that was working on a “virtual assistant” that uses natural language processing to set up meetings on one’s behalf. The software recognizes phrases in email such as, “Find a time to meet with Andrew next week,” and then it hunts options that work on everyone’s calendar. “It’s especially useful for large groups and when you don’t have access to someone’s calendar,” wrote Microsoft corporate vice president Rajesh Jha, who manages the Outlook and Office 365 services, in a blog post about the acquisition. Terms of the takeover weren’t disclosed. Genee’s co-founders Ben Cheung and Charles Lee intend to join Microsoft when the…


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