The robotic personal assistant that just got M

Investors just poured $23 million into perfecting Amy. That may sound a little less weird once you know that Amy is an artificially intelligent personal assistant and the brainchild of a startup called X.ai. Clients can “cc” Amy — or her counterpart Andrew — on emails requesting a meeting. Then she takes over the task of coordinating schedules and setting the date. On Thursday, X.ai announced a fresh round of funding led by Two Sigma Ventures, a VC fund that invests in data-focused startups. That funding will help X.ai — which has been operating in private beta since 2014 — roll out out its service to the public this summer and release an enterprise edition before the end of the year. But are we ready for robots to take over…


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