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Month: August 2018

Making Robots Smarter with Content Intelligence

Earlier this month, ABBYY participated in the Intelligent Automation Week in Chicago in which I had the opportunity to moderate one of the round table discussions on content intelligence and robotic process automation (RPA). I held discussions with over 40 people on various approaches to automating content-based processes with RPA. Topics discussed ranged from the difference between basic RPA and the growing need for advancing automation around processing unstructured documents…

How we lived before

Latest advances in document processing technology sometimes compel us to cast a backward glance at office work. We would like to take our readers down the memory lane and relive the moments when we lived, worked and agonized without most of the modern high-tech solutions. Today, we scan, recognize texts and translate from one language to another with a little more than a click of the button. Even pressing buttons…

How to meet GDPR compliance obligations

Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on May 25, companies collecting data on citizens in European Union (EU) countries have been scrambling to put systems and processes in place to comply. The GDPR sets a new standard for consumer rights regarding their data and requires businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states. The sweeping…

AI gone wild: why evil data is scarier than evil algorithms

As artificial intelligence (AI) is applied to new sectors of the economy, more and more people are concerned that AI constitutes a real danger: not only to their jobs but to mankind as a whole. Let’s take a closer look to see if AI is indeed as scary as some people would have us believe. Unlocking the origin of fear Is Artificial intelligence all that scary? Nick Bostrom in his…