horizontal versus vertical ai

Reality Check: Intelligent Agents

Cypress River’s Lubna Kabir and I sit down with Dennis Mortensen, CEO, and Founder of x.ai to discuss the future of intelligent agents.

Deep learning techniques, a subset of machine learning, are being applied to horizontal AI’s like Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant. Google and Amazon have already extended their reach deep into your home. While the Big 5 are focused on building out their horizontal AIs, Dennis and his team at x.ai take a different approach by applying the same techniques by going vertical, specifically into scheduling.

We at Cypress River Advisors, posit the most significant gains in efficiency, particularly for the enterprise, will be through vertical AI applications. Dennis makes a compelling argument why scheduling is an enterprise pain-point. It is a waste of human resources that could be better spent on value creation. Automation of the most mundane of tasks should pave the path for other vertical AI-driven monetization opportunities, provided the price is right.

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How it all started: solving inbox pain

ROI to Enterprises

Information Security: preventing intelligent agents from being social engineered

How VC Funding and revenue will help x.ai succeed

What differentiates x.ai from other intelligent agents

Competing with the Big 5 and the future of vertical AI

Horizontal versus Vertical AIs

x.ai’s goal and machine-to-machine communication