Microsoft buys AI-based calendaring app Genee

Humanity, the pinnacle of evolution, needs an app to help it schedule meetings… Microsoft is to acquire calendaring start-up Genee, an app that uses artificial intelligence to help users schedule meetings, which Microsoft plans to roll into Office 365. However, users of the iOS-based app will have to find an alternative as Microsoft plans to close it down, lock, stock and barrel, on 1 September. Co-founders Ben Cheung and Charles Lee, who started the company in 2014, will join Microsoft to help with the integration process. The value of the deal was not disclosed. The deal is the second this year that Rajesh Jha, corporate vice president of Outlook and Office 365 at Microsoft, has made for a calendaring app. “Genee uses natural language processing and optimised decision-making algorithms so…

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