Microsoft reveals acquisition of Genee scheduling service

Sean Dudley
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley on 24 August 2016
Microsoft reveals acquisition of Genee scheduling service

Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Genee, a scheduling service powered by artificial intelligence.

Genee uses natural language processing and optimised decision-making algorithms to help users communicate with a virtual assistant the way they would with a real human.

When sending a meeting request out, by including Genee, the recipient is presented with a number of options that align with the sender’s calendar and preferences.

The service was created back in 2014 to help simplify the task of scheduling and rescheduling meeting, and has been particularly beneficial for large groups and when access to another.

“I’m excited to welcome the Genee team to Microsoft,” said Rajesh Jha, corporate vice president of Outlook and Office 365. “As we continue to build new Office 365 productivity capabilities and services our customers value, I’m confident the Genee team will help us further our ambition to bring intelligence into every digital experience.”

Genee’s co-founder Charles Lee commented: “We consider Microsoft to be the leader in personal and enterprise productivity, artificial intelligence, and virtual assistant technologies, so we look forward to bringing our passion and expertise to a team that is committed to delivering cutting-edge language and intelligence services.”

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