is the CEO and Founder of X.ai
, the artificial intelligence driven personal assistant that lets people schedule meetings using plain English and nothing more than a CC to firstname.lastname@example.org. Their female persona Amy is so lifelike that users have asked her on a date at a rate of one request per month! X.ai is now one of the best funded AI startups having raised over $30m from our friends at FirstMark and a big thanks to Matt Turck for making the intro and from DCM, who also helped us with some of the questions for Dennis!
In Today’s Episode You Will Learn:
1.) How Dennis came to found X.ai and what the a-ha moment was for him?
2.) What did the training look like for X.ai? How long did it take? How much data did you have to painstakingly annotate? What is more important; data or algorithms?
3.) Many VCs are concerned about large incumbents having proprietary data sets. Does this concern Dennis and what can be done to mitigate this
4.) Question from David Cheg @ DCM: How will AI startups interact with giant corporates also investing heavily in AI research?
5.) How was the fundraising journey for Dennis? How did he approach it strategically? What challenges did he face? How did he go about choosing his investors?
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