Dawn of the Virtual Assistant

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Allowing someone to do your vetting requires trust. I applaud x.ai for including, at the bottom of each of Amy’s emails, the information that Amy Ingram is a form of artificial intelligence; if my correspondents had twigged to this fact on their own, they might have felt like Mia Farrow in “Rosemary’s Baby.”

Additionally, I loved that Amy sent me copies of all her correspondence for the first three meetings she set up for me. It was reassuring that Amy did not not deploy the locutions “No problem” or its hideous offspring “N.P.”

But the more I used Amy, the more I saw that she can be relied on for finding a mutually convenient time between parties, but not much more.

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