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Friday, April 8, 2016

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The Smart Bots Are Coming and This One Is Brilliant (+Video)

Amy, a digital assistant who schedules your meetings, just raised $23 million

Ben Popper | April 7, 2016

Last week I hired a personal assistant named Amy Ingram. She set up four meetings for me, adding them to my calendar with the relevant contact details included. She rescheduled twice when the person I was supposed to meet had to cancel at the last minute. Instead of sending half a dozen emails per meeting, I only needed to compose one to kick things off. This all sounds like pretty simple stuff, but Amy isn’t a human being: it’s a virtual assistant made by the New York City startup Today the company announced a $23 million round of funding it will use to accelerate its development.


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