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Comparing the OCR Engines Available in UIPath BP3


I recently had the opportunity to dig into the OCR capabilities of UiPath for a client. I thought the results were enlightening, so I wanted to share them here. One of the built-in activities is called "Read PDF with OCR." Using it is as simple as dragging it into your flow and choosing one of the six OCR engines that UiPath has built integrations with. Unsurprisingly, the paid OCR engines performed the best, especially with scanned documents.

A closer look at IBM AutoSQL


As part of the flurry of announcements for this year's IBM THINK conference, IBM has announced a major update to Cloud Pak for Data that provides more capabilities for consuming and managing data across different steps of the lifecycle. As Larry Dignan covered it yesterday, AutoSQL is at the heart of the new capabilities for distributed query of data, expanding Cloud Pak for Data's reach beyond the original prepackaged data warehouse to cloud object storage and other relational databases. AutoSQL is one of several capabilities being introduced to Cloud Pak for Data, alongside AutoCatalog, which automates data discovery and maintains a real-time inventory of data assets, and AutoPrivacy, that uses machine learning to automate the designation of sensitive data and facilitate enforcement of privacy protection policies. Putting this all together is an architectural pattern that IBM calls the intelligent data fabric that provides APIs and integration for automating the management of data from discovery to query and governance/compliance. By the way, don't confuse it with a similarly named service that schedules and automates queries to MySQL.

Cloud Computing and SEO Impacts - EES Corporation


Cloud Computing and SEO Impacts will be discussed in this blog. "Revolutionized" and "elevated" are often adjectives to characterize the internet's influence on today's economic environment. It has become more common for firms to conduct some or all of their operations online in recent years. Businesses are scrambling to stay up with the fast evolution of internet-based technology. Numerous well-known firms have been forced to shut their doors because of this quick speed of change.

Daily Crunch: Bing has a child porn problem


The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch's roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you'd like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: A TechCrunch-commissioned report has found damning evidence on Microsoft's search engine. Our findings show a massive failure on Microsoft's part to adequately police its Bing search engine and to prevent its suggested searches and images from assisting pedophiles. Unity, the widely popular gaming engine, has pulled the rug out from underneath U.K.-based cloud gaming startup Improbable and revoked its license -- effectively shutting them out from a top customer source. The conflict arose after Unity claimed Improbable broke the company's Terms of Service and distributed Unity software on the cloud.

Opinion: Best practices for building an AI serving engine


One of the most critical steps in any operational machine learning (ML) pipeline is artificial intelligence (AI) serving, a task usually performed by an AI serving engine. AI serving engines evaluate and interpret data in the knowledgebase, handle model deployment, and monitor performance. They represent a whole new world in which applications will be able to leverage AI technologies to improve operational efficiencies and solve significant business problems. I have been working with Redis Labs customers to better understand their challenges in taking AI to production and how they need to architect their AI serving engines. To help, we've developed a list of best practices: If you are supporting real-time apps, you should ensure that adding AI functionality in your stack will have little to no effect on application performance.