Microsoft buys another AI startup. This one automatically schedules meetings.


The company is buying Genee and shutting down the service.

The buying spree of machine intelligence startups continues, with Microsoft announcing Monday that it is acquiring automated calendaring service Genee.

Genee, which launched in 2014, uses artificial intelligence to help automatically schedule meetings based on the participants’ schedules.

Microsoft plans to shut down Genee’s existing service as of Sept. 1 and was vague on just how the technology will be incorporated into Office and Office 365, though scheduling meetings seems a natural fit for Outlook.

The move is at least the third time this month that a big-name tech company has bought an AI startup. Intel is paying $400 million to buy Nervana Systems and Apple quietly scooped up Seattle-based Turi.

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