Dropbox developing the automatic text recognition feature to make search easier in finding out the document in different formats like PNG, JPEG, and DOC. Also they can identify PDF’s with scanned images within the document.
It uses Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology is part of the Dropbox intelligence initiative to incorporate AI into all of its products and services. Identifying the scanned documents from its scanner app. The feature now applicable to the existing stored files with English text.
“By scaling our internal machine intelligence platform, DBXi is multiplying the efforts of our dedicated intelligence product team. So all our engineers can modify and validate models for intelligent features, improved search, and other business optimizations,” Dropbox wrote in blog.
The existing desktop surface users check sync activity and see notifications into a more dynamic view. It intelligently highlights their most important work connected to Dropbox. This includes not only files but also content like Google Docs. As well as collaborative activity in emails, messaging apps, and calendars. And whatever a user chooses to connect to Dropbox.
Also Dropbox announces in a blog post “this new feature harnesses the power of our machine intelligence capabilities to make search smarter for you. Now, images and PDFs in Professional, Business Advanced, and Enterprise accounts will be automatically and securely scanned.”
To look for a specific photo or PDF, you simply have to type in a keyword or phrase. It will then show you the files that contain those words or phrases.