Your business card reader uses optical character recognition (OCR) software. Why not use humans?

It came down to speed and privacy. We explored a human transcription API for our card reading feature, but they are just too slow. Our users told us they would rather get a 75% accurate card read right away, and clean it up themselves, vs. wait 15 minutes for a 90% accurate read. We also couldn't get comfortable with sending your information offshore for transcription. It wouldn't be consistent with our privacy policy.

Keywords / tags: privacy, business card, photo


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