Update! An AI assistant that funnels critical information to you, before you ask

November 28th, 2018
Update! An AI assistant that funnels critical information to you, before you ask

Originally posted on Microsoft Teams Blog

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While our ability to achieve more increases - thanks to technological advancements - so too does the volume of digital information. Now, more than ever, many employees feel that it’s impossible to keep up. How do you stay on top of all information related to your current projects, clients, competition, prospects, the market (need we go on…?) It should come as no surprise that the information overload that may be plaguing your organization could also be having an adverse effect on your employees.

We are relentlessly working on solving this challenge, and we are proud to announce today that we have a solution for you. Meet Q, the AI assistant for your work life from ModuleQ. Q is like a co-worker who knows what you need and always has your back.

Q is different from other news alerts assistants because it understands what you are working on, and then sorts through millions of articles and sources to pull in only the most relevant ones. When you integrate Q into your daily work through Teams and Office 365, Q’s unique AI evolves as your business priorities change. News from Q is always relevant and timely, with no need for you to enter or update data.

When you see something you like, just click “Useful,” or “Share via email” to update colleagues. Otherwise, simply click “Not useful.” The more you tell it, the more Q learns.

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In fact, Q is so valuable and so easy to use, we’ve made it a Top Pick in the Microsoft Teams App Store.

With Q, Critical Information Finds You

Was there a big acquisition related to one of your projects? Did your client’s stock make a sudden jump? Did a key industry analyst release a new report? ModuleQ can make sure that critical information finds you. Your company can make Q more powerful by enabling connections to leading industry databases, as well as your organization’s own curated content in SharePoint, so you get the business insights you need to work smarter.  With the Teams mobile app, Q’s timely insights will reach you anytime, on the device of your choice.

The AI Behind the Scenes

ModuleQ’s patent-pending Personal Data Fusion AI is powering the brilliance behind Q. The AI will monitor your business interactions and then proactively send you relevant organizational and market information, with industry knowledge from Thomson Reuters, to keep you on track with the news you need, when you need it.

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What’s new in Q v2.0?

Tell Q which companies to track for you

Q’s People-Facing AI automatically identifies companies that are important to you by analyzing your work email and calendar. Now, with the new ‘track’ command, you can also tell Q directly which companies you’d like to track in your daily news updates. These companies will appear in your My Priorities tab alongside the companies Q has automatically identified for you.

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Smarter news recommendations

Q now understands the industries companies belong to and uses that knowledge to deliver more customized news updates for you. Your news updates will now be selected for you based on their relevance to the companies and industries you’re interested in.

More content from high-quality news sources

Q now scours a much larger set of high-quality business news sources to find and deliver the most relevant content to you.

And many more UX refinements ...

  • The onboarding flow for new users has been completely redesigned to be more intuitive and flexible.
  • Changing to the latest adaptive card format means that your news updates are now richer, easier to read and support more actions on both the desktop and on mobile. In particular, our AI-assisted news sharing feature now works seamlessly on mobile clients.
  • You can now choose to use Q without AI personalization, so Q can start working for you even without access to your email and calendar data.
  • With the new pop-authentication flow, you can sign in to Q without leaving Teams and you don’t have to authenticate separately for every personalized tab you visit.
  • The new ‘delete account’ command lets you easily delete your account by sending a short message to Q.

Getting Started with Q for Teams

Follow this link to open Microsoft Teams and install Q.

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