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X.ai raises $23 million more for Amy, the virtual assistant

As voice-powered virtual assistants like Siri, Echo and Cortana continue to fascinate mobile users, X.ai, an artificial intelligence company in New York, has been working on a human-like virtual assistant that can arrange meetings between two parties. What makes X.ai interesting is it combines machine learning, artificial intelligence and natural language processing in a bot that appears as a “person” named Amy Ingram. To use the service, users need to link their calendars and cc amy@x.ai in their email message. Amy will then take over, contact all participants via email and arrange the meeting. Similar to a human virtual assistant, Amy understands natural language and can have human-like email dialogues with users. X.ai has recently raised $23 million at a valuation of approximately $100 million.