Unleashing intelligence: How Nylas APIs power AI-driven solutions

Explore how Nylas APIs unleash the power of AI-driven solutions, transforming unstructured data into intelligent experiences.

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In our previous posts, we explored Nylas’ journey to elevate API performance, security, and developer experience (DevEx). Today, we’re diving into a different yet equally vital benefit of using Nylas: harnessing unstructured data to gain valuable insights and fuel custom intelligent solutions. 

According to our recent developer survey, 64% of developers report they frequently or always use automation in API-related tasks. However, only 23% of respondents are consistently impressed with the intelligent features their APIs offer. 

Nylas’ APIs go beyond connecting business applications to users’ email and calendars,  enabling simple data processing. We also equip businesses and developers with tools to create personalized, automated, and efficient user experiences to optimize productivity. Envision inboxes that categorize, summarize, and prioritize messages, calendars that schedule events autonomously and smartly adapt to your preferences, emails that self-compose by understanding context, and systems that automate data analysis and proactively assist in decision-making. These kinds of intelligent experiences can elevate your platform from good to excellent. 

So, to help businesses and developers unlock new, innovative use cases and build more intelligent solutions, we’ve made product enhancements to better facilitate real-time data extraction, classification, and enrichment. 

Tackling data processing challenges

Building intelligent solutions in your platform often involves skillfully managing and analyzing a wide array of data, as seen in the training of large language models like ChatGPT and Bard. For most businesses, managing such extensive data goes beyond the usual scope of their teams’ responsibilities and becomes a significant task. Your data scientists or developers have to:

  • Obtain the high-quality and quantity of data needed to train sophisticated solutions 
  • Normalize the data across various platforms
  • Manage accuracy and privacy at scale

Nylas is committed to easing these complexities for businesses. Our APIs facilitate the efficient handling of communication data, paving the way for innovative applications and intelligent use cases. With Nylas, developers and data scientists can spend less time preprocessing or dealing with raw mines, HTML, and complexities around data.

The untapped potential of email and calendar data 

Email and calendar data represent an underutilized resource in developing sophisticated AI-driven solutions. Rich in personal and professional insights, this data can effectively train intelligent systems and processes to help with productivity workflows. 

Businesses can achieve groundbreaking results using email and calendar data, especially when integrating this data with LLMs using vector databases. Some examples include:

  • Personalized experiences: Build an email assistant that helps craft customized product recommendations and marketing campaigns based on consumers’ buying patterns. 
  • Operational insights: Implement a system for streamlining inventory management using predictive analytics from this data, enhancing scheduling processes. 
  • Proactive customer support: Create an AI tool that uses email and scheduling data to anticipate and proactively address customer needs. 

Nylas provides real-time access to customer email and calendar data, ensuring that your AI models are equipped with first-party data. This results in unparalleled insight into user behavior, metrics, and competitive intel. 

Read more: Transform your email data into gold with email parsing

Normalizing communication data across various platforms

Structuring email and calendar data across platforms is challenging due to the unique ways different email providers handle this data. Each provider has distinct methods for managing data types, authentication, communication protocols, and email content, often including elements like images, HTML, and signatures. Overcoming these differences is key to creating a consistent and unified dataset for valuable insights.

Nylas tackles this issue head-on. Our APIs are universally compatible with 100% of email services, such as Gmail, Yahoo, IMAP, and more, and now include support for the Microsoft Graph API. We ensure businesses can effectively manage and analyze data from any email provider. By streamlining the normalization process, we help developers and data scientists focus on leveraging these insights to develop intelligent solutions, eliminating the complexities of diverse data formats across email systems.

Ensuring data privacy and accuracy at scale 

In our survey, more than half of developers agreed that security and compliance are the most important features they look for in an API. The stakes are high for effectively managing data accuracy and privacy, especially when dealing with sensitive email and calendar information. 

At Nylas, we’ve engineered our APIs to ensure precision in extracting and interpreting data, guaranteeing the insights you gain are relevant and highly reliable. We provide the platform for securely powering email, calendar, and contacts integrations. Doing so frees developers from the burden of infrastructure building, allowing them to focus on deriving valuable insights from communication data and turning it into actionable intelligence. 

Our infrastructure complies with global data protection laws, including GDPR, SOCII Type 2, HIPAA, CCPA, GLBA, and DPA. We’re committed to maintaining compliance and ensuring your business does, too. Our robust infrastructure, with a 99.9% uptime, processes billions of API requests, and we employ strict authentication and encryption protocols to safeguard user data.


At Nylas, we believe in the transformative power of intelligence. By continually enhancing our platform with user-friendly features, we’re improving experiences and pioneering future innovations. Our commitment to intelligent solutions goes beyond saving time — it’s about crafting seamless, intuitive experiences that leverage the rich potential of email and calendar data.

Interested in experiencing the intelligence Nylas powers? Start building for free today, or connect with a platform specialist. Your journey towards smarter, more efficient solutions begins here.

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