Tokyo startup Cinnamon is using deep learning to spice up repetitive tasks

February 1, 2019
by Rakuten.today
Tokyo startup Cinnamon is using deep learning to spice up repetitive tasks

Japan may be a high-tech country, but it still loves paper and old-school administrative processes. Manually-processed application forms, invoices and financial documents all waste valuable worker hours. But what if deep learning could be used to automate these and other forms of unstructured data? That’s exactly what one Tokyo startup is doing. Cinnamon, a company dedicated to “eliminating repetitive tasks” in the workplace, has developed Flax Scanner, a product it describes as a “cognitive document reader.” It scans digital or printed sources including PDFs, Word files, handwritten notes and faxes, extracting key points from contracts, invoices and other documents with […]

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