In some ways, science fiction of the past expected too much of the future. By 2017, we were expected to have flying cars, a robot in every home, or a shopping center on Mars. But we’ve still come a long way in the past 50 years. Who then could have predicted devices for the masses small enough to fit in your pocket yet containing the function of a computer, camera, and phone all at once? Who could have known that by the early 21st century, we would be able to instantly communicate with friends and family across the globe? And, now once again, we’ve discovered something to help us move one step closer to the future: Amy.
Amy Ingram is a top notch scheduling assistant. She’s friendly, efficient, and she can schedule a meeting for up to 4 guests. She handles everything: determines everyone’s availability, finds a time that would be convenient to all parties, and syncs the meeting to Google calendars. She’s also not human. That’s right: Amy Ingram is actually an AI scheduling assistant, the first of her kind for the masses.
The most familiar attempts at AI up to this point have been smartbots like Siri for iPhone or Amazon’s Alexa. The point of these bots is simply to answer any questions you may have about anything. It’s pretty convenient…when they get it right. Since the beginning, these apps have been rife with frustrating glitches. Sometimes Siri misunderstands the question or simply provides the wrong answer. This is where Amy is different. Amy is not here to explain to you the meaning of life or settle an argument over who was the greatest basketball player to ever live. Amy specializes in scheduling meetings, and that’s all she does. Here are just some of the benefits this AI scheduling assistant provides to individuals and companies every day:
- Saves time and therefore money – How many meetings do you schedule every month? What about every week? And how often do you have to reschedule those meetings? A survey in 2010 predicted that businesses spend almost 5 hours a week scheduling meetings. That’s 5 hours a week of time that can’t be billed and makes no profit. An AI scheduling assistant gives you back that time. Simply CC Amy on the initial email to set up a meeting and she’ll take care of the rest using your calendar.
- Conversational – One of the biggest problems with most AI services is that the human element often ends up lost in translation. That’s not the case with Amy. She’s programmed to be conversational, even a little bit sassy, and she’s actually fooled some users into thinking she’s an actual person (though there is a signature at the end of all of her emails that tells users she’s artificial intelligence). The creator, Dennis Mortensen, says there’s still a bit of ambiguity, but they’re working every day to make the AI clearer and more lifelike.
- Not an app – It seems hard to believe, as much as our world relies on apps, but consumers are currently experiencing “app fatigue” and for the most part tend to stick to the apps they already have. Part of this is just the storage space on individual devices, but glitches and an information overload also play a role. Amy is not an app. She’ll take up no extra space on your phone, and you don’t have to download anything. Simply cc Amy on the initial email, and she’ll go from there.
There are 3 different pricing plans for this scheduling assistant. You can join a waitlist to schedule 5 different meetings per month for free, get unlimited meetings for $39/month, or add Amy to your company’s domain (firstname.lastname@example.org) for $59/month. You can even sign up for a free trial. AI scheduling might not be a flying car, but it is something that can make your business easier–5 hours a week easier, in fact.
At OutMarketPro, we’re constantly searching for the cutting edge technology to help you run your business as smoothly as possible. With a tool like an AI scheduling assistant, you’ll have more time to focus on marketing your business, and we have the expertise and creative solutions you need. Call Mark at (502) 897-3020 or email email@example.com to talk about your marketing and sales goals. You can even use Amy to schedule the meeting.