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Julie has a new look: come and check it out!

It's been almost 2 years since we launched Julie Desk! From a beginner level virtual assistant, she has become professional and reliable:

Tailor-made service Around 300 clients Thousands of meetings handled New features added: weekly recap, restaurant booking, meeting room management...

In line with her new status, Julie needed a new look. We are delighted to present Julie Desk’s new identity through our new website!

A more professional and elegant website that reflects how Julie has evolved into who she is today! So let's start the tour and see what has changed.

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How is life at Julie Desk?

This is the start of a new series of articles: #LifeAtJulie!

Julie is part of your daily life but you might wonder who created her and who works for her... So let’s meet Julie’s team, to get started, we interviewed Julien Hobeika, CEO at Julie Desk and one of the Co-founders of the company.

1. Hi Julien, can you tell us a bit more about your background?

Just after grad school, I launched the company, never having worked anywhere except for the few internships I did in the Valley back in 2012. So everything I know, I learned by doing and launching the products before Julie Desk... (but same company) WePopp. To cut a long story short, we launched 2 products and pivoted twice before launching Julie Desk


6 TED Talks about Productivity I found inspiring

We all want to save time and improve our productivity management. But with the rise of technologies, it's getting more and more complicated.

If you feel a bit overwhelmed, take some time to watch these 6 TED Talks from inspiring people and see how you could gain productivity (you might wonder why 6? Well, no reasons. Why not after all :) )

1. "All it takes is 10 mindful minutes" - Andy Puddicombe

"When did you last take 10 minutes to do nothing, really nothing?" Try to answer this question and you will see that it might have been a while! Andy Puddicombe is a meditation and mindfulness expert and a former Buddhist monk.

Time Management

How Julie can help you better organize your agenda

With the rise of new technologies, the way we work has totally changed: we skype with colleagues across the ocean, we can work from home easily, with access to all our key documents and applications. Online interactions have increased, but at the same time it has become harder and harder to switch off and we can easily feel a bit overwhelmed by work. Does this ring a bell?

When I saw the launch of Goals in Google Calendar last month, it reminded me how important it is to take a break (and have a KitKat if you want ;) ) and how I managed to do so using Julie. In this article, I want to share my personal experience and hopefully it will inspire you!

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Julie’s Handbook or How to Get Most of Your AI Assistant

This guide is intended for all our users who are just looking to get started with Julie or to those who want to improve Julie's efficiency.

1. The Basics

1.1 The Request 1.2 Don't forget What 1.3 Don't forget Who 1.4 Don't forget Where 1.5 Don't forget Timezone 1.6 Don't forget Time Constraints 1.7 What about Context?

2. Advanced

2.1 Waiting for your contact availabilities 2.2 Dealing with Priority 2.3 Just sending out invites 2.4 Dealing with an assistant 2.5 Understanding how Julie sees your calendar and your free slots

3. Few words on Enterprise scheduling

Artificial Intelligence

How NLP gave birth to Julie

To automatically understand client requests found in emails, Julie relies on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and, in particular, Natural Language Processing (NLP). NLP is a subfield of AI that deals with various problems ranging from text comprehension to text generation.

Early applications in NLP focused on machine translation, as evidenced by the Georgetown-IBM experiment (1954) which aimed to automatically convert about sixty sentences from Russian to English. In this experiment, the translation problem was solved using 6 grammatical rules and a set of 250 lexical items.