There are many applications for scanning documents: Google Lens, Microsoft Lens, and the good old camera. But once you’ve taken a scan, it can be difficult to find it in a few weeks.
Google’s Area 120 team has launched an Android app called Stack to address this issue. The app lets you scan documents and then use artificial intelligence to name and sort them automatically into different categories such as invoices, IDs, and vehicles.
The Area 120 team worked with the DocAI team at Google Clouds to develop a machine learning algorithm to identify important parts of a document, such as the due date and the total amount owed.
To make it easier to find documents, you can also perform a full-text search of the document. This is really handy as I might not remember the filename, but I would remember part of the invoice or the ID.
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In addition, you can enable Google Drive integration to store all documents in the cloud, so that they are not lost if the app is closed.
The app is currently only available to Android users in the United States. This could be the case because the AI might not be trained to read invoices and documents in other languages and formats from other regions.
You can read more about the app here and download it from here.
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Published March 31, 2021 – 06:54 UTC