Amazon has announced a new artificial intelligence feature for its Web Services called Textract, which has the ability to read millions of pages in a few hours.
It can detect different document formats to properly and efficiently process information and data.
The feature is designed to have the ability to recognize the various different formats it’s pulling text from, whether this is tables or forms. The AI can detect numerous different types of documents such as receipts and tax inventories.
“The power of Amazon Textract is that it accurately extracts text and structured data from virtually any document with no machine learning experience required,” said Swami Sivasubramanian, vice president of Amazon Machine Learning, in a press release.
It does not require human input to generate the structured data and information it receives from the different documents and formats. This feature will eliminate the need for companies to manually enter data when dealing with text from tables and forms.
It can detect data like names and social security numbers from PDFs and transfer the information into a spreadsheet.
The feature is currently only available in parts of the United States and Ireland, but will be available to other countries next year.