Microsoft Buys AI Startup Genee To Boost Office 365

Microsoft has agreed to acquire Genee, an AI-powered scheduling service, to drive intelligent experiences in Office 365. Microsoft’s $1 Billion-Plus Acquisitions: 9 Big Bets (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Microsoft has announced plans to acquire another startup to boost its productivity app portfolio. This time Redmond is buying Genee, a scheduling service powered by artificial intelligence. Genee was cofounded by Ben Cheung and Charles Lee in 2014 with the goal of simplifying the typically arduous process of scheduling and rescheduling meetings. Microsoft plans to use this technology to enhance its Office 365 productivity suite. The service uses the power of natural language processing and decision-making algorithms to make the process of interacting with a virtual assistant similar to that of talking with a human. [Read: Microsoft PowerShell is…


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