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05 September 2016

Microsoft Office 365 is expected to benefit from the acquisition of the artificial intelligence service which can automatically set up coffee meets and more

Productivity and scheduling startup Genee announced its acquisition by tech giant Microsoft. In a blog post, Genee pointed out that it has “been two and a half years since we let Genee out of the bottle.” The service aims to optimize and coordinate meeting scheduling processes by utilizing artificial intelligence (AI), chat bots, and natural language processing. Genee’s own service will cease operations from September 1, 2016.

As a result, users who made calendar entries through Genee will still have access to them. The app will just not send reminders and agendas to users, meaning that users will have to (at least temporarily) rely on more old-fashioned methods to get their reminders. Even though it was launched two years ago, Genee interestingly thanked users who took part in “Genee's private and public betas.” The blog post did not suggest any alternatives that users could employ in the meantime.

Genee Co-Founders, Ben Cheung and Charles Lee, claimed that they viewed Microsoft as “the leader in personal and enterprise productivity, AI, and virtual assistant technologies.” The co-founders further added that they “look forward to bringing our passion and expertise to a team that is committed to delivering cutting-edge language and intelligence services.”

Productivity and scheduling startup Genee announced its acquisition by tech giant Microsoft. In a blog post, Genee pointed out that it has “been two and a half years since we let Genee out of the bottle.” The service aims to optimize and coordinate meeting scheduling processes by utilizing artificial intelligence (AI), chat bots, and natural language processing. Genee’s own service will cease operations from September 1, 2016.

As a result, users who made calendar entries through Genee will still have access to them. The app will just not send reminders and agendas to users, meaning that users will have to (at least temporarily) rely on more old-fashioned methods to get their reminders. Even though it was launched two years ago, Genee interestingly thanked users who took part in “Genee's private and public betas.” The blog post did not suggest any alternatives that users could employ in the meantime.

Genee Co-Founders, Ben Cheung and Charles Lee, claimed that they viewed Microsoft as “the leader in personal and enterprise productivity, AI, and virtual assistant technologies.” The co-founders further added that they “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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